Spanish Legal Vocabulary


attorney – abogado
legal services – servicios legales
legal aid – asistencia legal
defense attorney – abogado defensor
prosecutor – fiscal
prosecutor – abogado acusador
public defender – abogado de oficio
lawsuit – demanda
class action – acción colectiva
complaint (civil) – demanda
complaint (criminal) – denuncia
complaint (criminal) – querella
defendant (civil) – demandado
defendant (criminal) – acusado
perpetrator, felon – autor del crimen
felony – delito
felony – crimen
misdemeanor – falta
manslaughter – homicidio sin premeditación
murder in the first degree – homicidio premeditado
to plead guilty – declararse culpable
to plead not guilty – declararse inocente
good faith – buena fe
negligente – negligencia
litigant – litigante
litigation – litigio