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Portuguese Legal Translation Experts (includes Portuguese to English translation of some common terms used in Law)

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

Portuguese Language English Language
a Lei Law
a testemunha witness
o juiz judge
o advogado lawyer
o juri jury
a bancada do juri jury box
a sala do tribunal courtroom
a acusacao prosecution
0 reu defendant
a defesa defense
o guarda prisional prison guard
o suspeito suspect
 a ambulancia ambulance
os antecedentes criminals criminal record
a cela cell
o escritorio do advogado lawyer’s office
a citacao summons
a ordem judicial writ
o processo de  tribunal court case
a assessoria jurldica legal advice
a declaracao statement
a data do julgamento court date
 o paramedico  paramedic
o cliente client
o mandado warrant
a alegacao do arguido plea
o acusado accused
o veredicto verdict
inocente innocent
culpado guilty
absolvido acquitted
a prisao prison
a caucao bail
a sentenca sentence
a prova evidence
o recurso appeal
a liberdade condicional parole
Quero falar com um advogado. I want to see a lawyer.
Onde fica o tribunal? Where is the courthouse?
Posso pagar uma caucao? Can I post bail?
a policia Police
o cracha badge
o uniforme uniform
a pistola gun
o cassetete nightstick
as algemas handcuffs
o agente da policia police officer
o carro da policia police car
a sirene siren
as luzes lights
a estacao da policia police station
o inspector inspector
o assalto burglary
a queixa complaint
a prisao arrest
 o banco bank
a agressao assault
a investigacao investigation
 a entrada  entrance
o crime crime
a impressao digital fingerprint
o suspeito suspect
a acusacao charge
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