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What is the difference between Substantive and Procedural Law?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 11, 2019

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P. Micah

P. Micah

Answered on Oct 21, 2019

Some people may assume that all types of law are the same, but actually, there are differences between substantive and procedural law. Procedural law will provide details about the process that the case will go through to decide what the next steps are going to be. This will also determine if the case should be heard in court or not.

Substantive will talk about how the facts regarding the case will be viewed as the case is being analyzed. This means that people are looking for the substance of the case and how it can affect different people who are connected to the case. There may be some differences with the way that they are interpreted, but it is obvious that they have some differences.

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H. Jones

H. JonesWeb Content Writer, San Antonio,
Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered on Sep 11, 2019

Procedural law refers to the set-out rules by which the court proceedings are done. It decides the result of all criminal, administrative, and civil cases. It describes the prosecution of civil and criminal lawsuits. Procedural laws are also used to impose substantive laws. Each state has its procedural laws Substantive law refers to how people are expected to behave in society.

It explains the written laws that describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens. These laws are passed by the legislative part of the government to determine how people behave. A prosecutor is required to prove an element of a crime before someone can be convicted of a certain crime. I hope you find this information useful.

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J. Pollock

J. PollockScience Professor, Los Angeles
Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered on Sep 04, 2019

Procedural law refers to the process that a case may go through. This is the process wherein people will decide if the case would need to be tried on the court or not. Substantive law refers to the process by which the different clues that are related to the case will be handled. This will also refer to the possible charge that a person may get depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.

They are both being handled by the Supreme Court but it is evident that they refer to different things. It is important for people to know the difference between the two to lessen the possible confusion they may feel when asked about these concepts.

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B. Rickets

B. Rickets

Answered on Sep 03, 2019

Procedural law will follow the step by step process that is required for a particular case until such time when the case passes. For substantive law, the different statutory laws will be administered by the legislature. The procedural law will govern how the process of the case should be followed while for substantive law; it will focus on how people should behave.

The context of procedural law can be useful in making sure that it applies to both legal and non-legal context. For substantive law, it is only applicable to legal context, but it is not available to non-legal context. The procedural law will matter to the things that are tackled inside the court while the substantive law can be available to those that are outside.

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