In the Courthouse

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Here is a list of trial-related terms for all the legal drama fans out there.

La orden de arresto – the arrest warrant
Presentar cargos – press charges
La citación – the subpoena
El juicio – the trial
El juzgado – the courthouse
El tribunal – the court
El abogado / La abogada – the attorney
El juez / La juez – the judge
El banquillo – the dock
El fiscal / La fiscal – the prosecutor
El jurado – the jury
El demandante / La demandante – the plaintiff
El demandado / La demandada – the defendant

La comparecencia – the appearance
Las pruebas – the evidence
La declaración – the statement
El testigo / La testigo – the witness
El testimonio – the testimony
La objeción – the objection
Objeción aceptada / denegada – objection sustained / overruled
La coartada – the alibi

Presunción de inocencia – presumption of innocence
Culpable – Guilty
Inocente – Innocent
La sentencia – the sentence
El recurso – the appeal
La absolución – the acquittal

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