36 terms

Crime and Law B2


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to break the law
to act against the law
to commit a crime
to do smth illegal
to take someone to court
to sue someone
a hijacker
a person who takes control of a plane a boat by force
a witness
a person who sees what happens during a crime or accident
a smuggler
a person who brings goods into the country illegally
a shoplifter
a person who steals food from a supermarket
a murderer
a person who kills someone on purpose
a kidnapper
a person who takes people and demands money for their return
a forger
a person who makes illegal copies of paintings, documents
a pickpocket
a person who might steal your wallet in a crowd
a burglar
a person who steals from houses
a blackmailer
a person who gets money from others by threatening to tell secrets
a villain
a person who is morally bad or responsible for causing trouble or harm
to let smb off with warning
to not punish somebody for something they have done wrong
having done something illegal
not guilty of a crime, etc.; not having done something wrong
to sentence to imprisonment
to say officially in court that somebody is to receive a punishment in prison
to take hostage
the act of capturing somebody and holding them prisoner
to pay a fine
a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule
the facts, signs or objects that make you believe that something is true
the jury
a group of members of the public who listen to the facts of a case in a court and decide whether or not somebody is guilty of a crime
a judge
a person in a court who has the authority to decide how criminals should be punished or to make legal decisions
a plaintiff
a person who makes a formal complaint against somebody in court
a defendant
the person in a trial who is accused of committing a crime, or who is being sued by another person
a lawyer
a person who is trained and qualified to advise people about the law and to represent them in court, and to write legal documents
a suspect
a person who is suspected of a crime or of having done something wrong
to make a statement
to express or reveal an opinion or characteristic in a very clear way, although often without words
to accuse of
to say that somebody has done something wrong or is guilty of something
a life sentence
the punishment by which somebody spends the rest of their life in prison
to dismiss the case
to decide that somebody/something is not important and not worth thinking or talking about
to be pardoned
to be forgiven
to be set free
to let you go home
to charge with offences
to accuse somebody of acting illegally (upsetting or insulting) towards someone else
to say in one's own defence
to try to justify yourself
to attack in self-defence
something do in order to protect yourself when you are being attacked, criticized