Created on May 11, 2022
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STATE vs ALLI
practise for the quiz
A step by step mock trial
Vocabulary from the script (Mock trial)
Judge (n) - a public official ho must make decision on questions in a court.
plaintiff (n)– he plaintiff is the person who begins a civil lawsuit. (the person who is oficcially accusing someone of a crime)
councel (n) Legal advice; a term used to refer to lawyers in a case.
defendant- the person who is accused of a crime
«plaintiff's counsel» / «defendant's counsel»
a juror (n) - a member of the jury
a jury (n) A body of citizens who listen to evidence of criminal allegations, which are presented by the government, and determines whether there is probable cause to believe the offense was committed.
bailiff (n) A court official, usually a peace officer or deputy sheriff, who keeps order in the courtroom and handles errands for the judge and clerk.
allegation: something that someone says happened.
evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade
the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
a trial (un procès)
courthouse – the building where the trial takes place (U.S)
courtroom - ( the room / the space where the trial takes place)
attorney – (avocat) a lawyer (American term)
barrister (british term)
witness (un témoin)
«objection sustained » - we take your objection into account
opening statement - the attorney's first opportunity to address the jury in a trial. Generally, the party who bears the (plaintiff in a civil case or prosecution in a criminal case) begins the opening statements, followed immediately after by the adverse party (defendant).
a pleading – a formal document with basic positions for the two parts involved
an attempt – when you trie to do something but it fails
attenpted + nom : attempted murder, attempted treason
swear – to oficially promise to tell the truth
« to be sworn in » (prêter serment)
oath – when you officially promise to the court tell only the truth
« to be under oath » - when you are legally obligated to tell the truth
testimony (n) -a solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public official (témoignage / déposition)
cross-examination (n)Un contre-interrogatoire est l'interrogation d'un témoin ou d'un accusé par l'avocat de la partie adverse.
furthermore – de plus / en plus
den – a den is the place where the wolf lives (tanière) but also an expression used for a small appartement (usually a man living alone)
« to eat out » - when you eat in a restaurant
a stroll – a walk (une ballade)
« a buddy » a friend
to « figure » - je pense / je m'imagine
Heggeldy Piggeldy : messy, in confusion or disorder
Miss Piggy : character / puppet from the Muppet Show
Porky : character from an old American cartoon (a pig)
« uncalled for » - unneccesary,
sty (reference to a pig sty) a pig sty is where pigs live, people often say it about dirty and messy places
mud – (boue)
« a pal » – a friend
a shearling – wool from a sheep, a « shearling coat » is a coat made with wool from a shearling sheep
bicker – (se chamailler)
« easy pickings » something that is easily taken or stolen, something that is easy to get through other means, or someone who is easily persuaded.
«be as cool as a cucumber » - to be very calm and have no worries
« have somebody figured out » - understand what somebody is like
« scare the living daylights out of someone » – to scare someone a LOT
State vs Alli