There are different types of laws. Federal laws apply to everyone in the United States. State and local laws apply to people who live or work in a particular state, commonwealth, territory, county, city, municipality, or town.
Federal laws are rules that apply throughout the United States. These laws apply in every state, such as:
There are 50 states and several commonwealths and territories within the United States. Each has its own system of laws and courts that handle:
What are local laws?
There are different counties, cities, municipalities, towns, townships and villages in each state, commonwealth or territory. Some of them have their own system of laws and courts that handle: