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Criminal Law in the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between being convicted and being found liable?

Question 2 2. Joe is suing the car repair shop because his muffler fell off within minutes of having it installed. Prior to payment, he signed a viable document with the repair shop which gave him a 6 month guarantee, but the shop claims they never managed to process the paperwork for the contract. Why would this be a matter of contract law?

Question 3 3. Why must the people agree with the laws created by government?

Question 4 4. What does due process mean?

Question 5 5. A person is arrested for a crime and held in jail. The person is not told what the charges are for a period of 79 hours. What legal right has been violated?

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Question 6 6. Merv was walking his dog late at night. The police stopped him and demanded to know where he was coming from, why he was outside at such a late hour, and how much money he had on his person. Merv explained that he had no destination in mind, he had no money with him, and he had no reason other than to walk his dog. Can he be arrested?

Question 7 7. In what way is the Supreme Court similar to early English tribal leaders?

Question 8 8. In Johnson v. State, why was Johnson arrested?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is true regarding criminal and civil causes of action?

Question 10 10. A car salesman sold a car to a young man, claiming it was the safest car he had ever sold. One week later, the brakes of the car failed and the young man suffered a car crash that left him with several broken bones. He sued the car salesmen and was awarded $200,000. Why is this an example of tort law?

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Question 11 11. Why are our laws not exactly the same as the laws set down by the original settlers of the 13 Colonies?

Question 12 12. Jimmy is an Asian-American. He wanted to attend a local public college but his application was rejected and he suspects it was because of his ethnic origin. He filed suit against the college. Why is constitutional law applied in such a case?

Question 13 13. Why was OJ Simpson acquitted in the criminal case against him, but held liable in the civil case?

Question 14 14. How does private law differ from public law?

Question 15 15. Public laws affect:

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Question 16 16. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

Question 17 17. Paul and his friends were arrested on the following charges: wearing a blue shirt with brown pants in the afternoon while walking on the boardwalk and drinking a milkshake. Shocked by the arrest, they cried 'foul play.' Is this arrest fair?

Question 18 18. Smith sued Jones for breach of contract. The case is entitled 'Smith v. Jones'. Who is Smith?

Question 19 19. If there was a dispute about grazing a flock of sheep on another person's property, how would have early English tribes resolved the dispute?

Question 20 20. What is procedural law?

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Question 21 21. What do case law, statutory law and local ordinances have in common?

Question 22 22. Which citizens' rights does the 14th Amendment protect?

Question 23 23. A young man is arrested by his ex-wife's uncle, who is a policeman, and charged with disorderly conduct. Why must a judge carefully review the substance of charges?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a legal remedy in a civil case?

Question 25 25. What is substantive law?

Criminal Law in the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

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