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Below are Spanish to English translations of some common terms used in Law.

Spanish Language English Language
El derecho Law
el testigo witness
el juez judge
el abogado lawyer
el jurado jury
la tribuna del jurado jury box
la sala del tribunal courtroom
la acusacion prosecution
el auditor court official
el acusado defendant
la defensa defense
el celador (el funcionario de prisiones) prison guard
el sospechoso suspect
el criminal criminal
el retrato hablado (el retrato robot) facial composite
los antecedentes criminal record
la celda cell
el bufete lawyer’s office
la citacion summons
la orden judicial writ
el juicio court case
la asesoria juridica legal advice
la declaracion statement
la fecha del juicio court date
el cargo charge
el cliente client
la orden judicial warrant
como se declara el acusado plea
el acusado accused
lel veredicto verdict
inocente innocent
la carcel prison
culpable guilty
absuelto acquitted
la fianza bail
la sentencia sentence
la evidencia (la prueba) evidence
la apelacion appeal
la libertad condicional parole
Quiero ver a un abogado I want to see a lawyer.
Donde esta el juzgado? Where is the courthouse?
Puedo pagar la fianza? Can I post bail?
la policia Police
la placa badge
el uniforme uniform
la pistola gun
la macana (la porra) nightstick
las esposas handcuffs
el policia (el agente de policia) police officer
la patrulla (el coche de policia) police car
la sirena siren
las luces lights
la estacion de policia police station
el inspector captain
el robo burglary
le denuncia complaint
el arresto arrest
el detective detective
la agresion assault
la investigacion investigation
la celda lockup
el crimen crime
huella digital (dactilar) fingerprint
el sospechoso suspect
el cargo charge
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