English translation: closure of examination of evidence
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Explanation: I believe you will see that this does not refer to the evidentiary stage in a criminal trial, but rather to the preliminary criminal investigation. The period called "instrucción" is the initial investigatory stage in criminal proceedings in which an examining magistrate ("juez de instrucción") determines if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed ("indicios racionales de criminalidad"). If so, and if the suspect is then indicted ("procesado"), the case goes to a criminal trial court for the actual trial ("juicio") where the evidence is examined by the trial judge ("juez de lo penal").
The text you are translating says: "An order was issued closing the preliminary criminal investigation and referring the case for trial."
Rebecca Jowers Spain Local time: 20:52 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 2050
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