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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  05/MAR/2010 4:11 PM
Assunto:  defendant
 
Mensagem:  Nina, está certinha.  Entendeu bem.

defendant  = the accused
victim = the injured party, the person making the accusation against the defendant
prosecutor = district attorney
defense = deputy public defender, alternate public defender (attorneys appointed by the court)  Both are employed by the government.  You usually see an APD when there are more than one defendant and both have been assigned to attorneys employed by the government.  In theory, this prevents conflict of interest. 
defense =  A "987.2" is another type of attorney appointed by the court.
defense = attorney, lawyer  (In the USA, there is no difference between an attorney and a lawyer.  Both are quite adept at lying.  In the UK, a barrister defends accused criminals and a solicitor represents clients in non-criminal matters such as wills, lawsuits, etc.)
clerk = More or less the secretary of the court.
judge = commissioner (As I recall, a judge is usually elected but a commissioner is appointed.)
bailiff = In charge of security inside the courtroom, sort of a private policeman for the judge.  In some areas, the bailiff is a deputy sheriff or a deputy marshall (both forms of law enforcement officers). 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
defendant?  –  Nina  05/MAR/2010, 1:56 PM
defendant?  –  Sidney  05/MAR/2010, 2:35 PM
defendant?-supostamente o criminoso?   –  Nina  05/MAR/2010, 3:29 PM
 defendant  –  Dale-CR  05/MAR/2010, 4:11 PM
defendant?  –  Sidney  05/MAR/2010, 3:59 PM
defendant?  –  Sdiney.  05/MAR/2010, 4:45 PM

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