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Law and Order

to accuse sy of sg

vádolni valakit vmivel

The whole village was shocked when it turned out that he had been accused of murder before.

to acquit sy

felmenteni vkit

They were relieved when he told them that he had been acquitted.

to appeal

fellebbezni

She lost the case and appealed the following month.

DA District Attorney

ügyész

His mom was very proud of him when he became the new DA.

deposition

vallomás

His lawyers took a deposition from us.

felon

bűnös, bűnöző

Nobody wants to hire a felon.

evidence

bizonyíték

Due to lack of evidence the charges were dropped.

defendant

védelmezett

The defendant seemed very nervous.

indictment

vád

The charge on the indictment was murder.

jury

esküdtszék

The jury was not able to make a decision.

jurisdiction

törvénykezés, igazságszolgáltatás

The court has no jurisdiction in this case.

to litigate

perel

She decided to litigate when the company refused to take a deal.

life sentence

életfogytiglan

People got life sentence for murder in some countries.

to take a plea deal

vádalkut kötni

He took a plea deal to avoid spending time in jail.

restraining order

távoltartási rendelet

She had to take out a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.

trial

tárgyalás

She had to testify at trial.

to testify

tanúskodni

She refused to testify about who had given her the bribes.

witness

tanú, szemtanú

The police are questioning all the witnesses.

Find the definitions of the following expressions.

to accuse, to acquit, to appeal, DA, deposition, felon, evidence, defendant, indictment, jury, jurisdiction, litigate, life sentence, take a plea deal, restraining order, trial, testify, witness

1.    to answer questions about a case in a law court

2.    a formal statement used in court

3.    to say that someone is guilty of something

4.    a lawyer whose job is to represent the government in particular parts of the USA

5.    the authority of an organization to deal with legal decisions

6.    a person who is guilty of a serious crime

7.    a person who has seen a crime or accident happen

8.    to make sg the subject of a lawsuit

9.    to decide officially that someone is not guilty

10.  a legal order saying that someone is not allowed to go near another person

11.  the punishment of being sent to prison for the rest of your life

12.  a formal meeting at court to make a decision about a case according to law

13.  a reason (or more) to prove something

14.  a group of people who have been chosen to listen to a case at court and decide whether the person is guilty or not

15.  to request a higher court of law to consider again a decision made by lower court

16.  to admit that you’ve committed a less serious crime to get smaller punishment

17.  a person at court who is accused of something

18.  the reason for suing somebody

Key:

1.    testify

2.    deposition

3.    accuse

4.    DA

5.    jurisdiction

6.    felon

7.    witness

8.    litigate

9.    acquit

10.  restraining order

11.  life sentence

12.  trial

13.  evidence

14.  jury

15.  appeal

16.  take a plea deal

17.  defendant

18.  indictment

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