12 terms

General principles in criminal law

Legal vocabulary
reasonable (adj)
fair and understandable
to doubt (sth)
feel uncertain about something, not know if it is true
to charge (sb with sth)
formally say that they have committed a crime after you arrest them
to convict (sb of sth)
decide at the end of a trial that they are guilty
to acquit (sb of sth)
set them free because they have been found not guilty
to suspect (sb of sth)
believe that they have committed a crime
alleged (adj)
stated but not proved to be true
exception (n)
something not included in a general statement, judgement or rule
mistrial (n)
a trial that is not valid
to overturn (a conviction)
cancel it after an appeal
to prove (sth)
show by means of argument or evidence that something is definitely true
defendant (n)
a person who is accused of a crime