Simple English definitions for legal terms

legal process

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A quick definition of legal process:

Legal process is the way that courts make sure people follow the law. It can be a summons or writ that tells someone to come to court, or a process that compels someone to appear in court as a witness. There are different types of legal process, such as civil process for lawsuits, criminal process for crimes, and summary process for resolving disputes quickly. Sometimes, legal process can be defective or void, which means it doesn't follow the rules and may not be valid.

A more thorough explanation:

Legal process refers to the proceedings and documents involved in a legal action or prosecution. It includes the summons or writs that require a person to appear or respond in court.

  • Civil process: A process that is issued in a civil lawsuit.
  • Criminal process: A process that is issued to compel a person to answer for a crime.
  • Compulsory process: A process that compels a person to appear in court as a witness.
  • Original process: A process that is issued at the beginning of a judicial proceeding.

For example, if someone files a lawsuit against another person, the legal process would involve the summons or writs that require the defendant to appear in court and respond to the allegations. Similarly, if someone is accused of a crime, the legal process would involve the criminal process that requires the accused to answer for the crime.

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