The laws that govern our local communities, states and country change all the time.
The U.S. Constitution is our first form of law. It provides the backbone to our way of government by establishing a governmental power and detailed its responsibilities. In addition, the U.S. Constitution allowed for the preservation of the basic rights of every citizen. Being aware of the different types of laws is a good thing. Here’s a quick outline to how our laws are divided.
Laws Based by Local Area
Local laws vary based on counties, cities, municipalities and towns.
• Misdemeanors/ Felonies
• Local safety
Laws Based by State
America consists of 50 states and several commonwealths and territories and each has varying laws that are unique to their territories.
Divorce and Family and Child Welfare
Public Assistance/ Medicaid Issues
Wills, inheritances and estates
Real estate and other property
Business Licenses/ Contracts
Laws Based by Federal
Federal laws are laws that concern all of the territories in the United States.
Social Security laws
Anti-discrimination and Civil Rights laws
Patent and Copyright laws