There is a maxim in law which says, “ignorance is no defense.”, and this is quite validated when you happen to find yourself on the wrong side of the law and attempt explaining your lack of knowledge about the particular law you are in breach of…you are going in for the punishment, fines or jail term or probably if extreme cases the death penalty. Knowing the statements of the law will as well be beneficial to you in those cases where you happen to have your rights violated by any member of the society for this is yet the purpose why the legislations are done. As such we can see that the laws are not just beneficial for us to know but just an indispensable tip to have. The tips you gather on the laws will come in handy to you at such times as you may have never been able to foretell. Staying that wise legally will enable you make very accurate decisions whenever a situation strikes and requires the opinion of a legal mindset.
Like we have it in a lot more other professional fields, the legal profession as well has specializing professionals who choose to be of a specialty in a particular field of the legal branches. This is very important a factor to mind in your search for legal services and as such avoid rushing to the nearest legal professional to offer you advice, representation or opinion. Below are some of the common branches of the legal profession.
Let us see as the first branch of laws which is of concern to the consumers christened “Consumer Rights Laws”. The office of the attorney general has this division of consumer protection and its team of lawyers who are of a specialty in consumer fraud. Any complaints about a misleading advertisement and any other kind of unlawful business practice will be addressed by this particular department of the state legal structure and it will be the team’s responsibility and duty to conduct further investigations for the complainant and represent them.
The other type of law that we have is Admiralty law also known as Maritime law. All countries have their Maritime laws and these see them get charged with the responsibility over their vessels regardless of the ocean in which they sail. The Admiralty Law Attorneys will be dealing with cases of oil spills, fishing regulations, cargo disputes, international trade and many other maritime issues.