ProZ.com global directory of translation services
 The translation workplace
Ideas
KudoZ home » Spanish to English » Law/Patents

crímenes y simples delitos

English translation: crimes and misdemeanours

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Spanish term or phrase:crímenes y simples delitos
English translation:crimes and misdemeanours
Entered by: Marion Marshrons
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

04:07 Mar 15, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: crímenes y simples delitos
"...solicitaron se procesara a... como autor y/o como encubridor en los delitos de homicidio calificado, aplicacin de tormentos, lesiones graves, secuestro con desaparecimiento, inhumaciones y exhumaciones ilegales y asociacin ilcita para cometer los crmenes y simples delitos establecidos en esta causa"

Since the Chilean and English legal systems define "offences" in different ways, can anyone suggest a good way of preserving the sense of this? Does anyone know the precise definition of a 'crimen' and a 'delito simple' used in Chile? Many thanks.
Marion Marshrons
Local time: 01:01
crimes and misdemeanors
Explanation:
After enumerating specific categories of crimes, the text ends with a reference to crimes in general by speaking the two traditional, broad classes of criminal offenses which correspond to the two Eng. terms above.

I am a professional Eng. <> Sp. court interpreter.
Selected response from:

Robert Jackson
Grading comment
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
nacrimes and minor delinquenciesxxxtrans4u
naThe definitions follow
Robert Dillon
nacrimes and misdemeanorsRobert Jackson
nacrimes and minor feloniesJaneck
naHigh Crimes and MisdemeanorsDGAH_ES


  

Answers


14 mins
High Crimes and Misdemeanors


Explanation:
This would be your best choice for the above sample. The list begins with specific "offences" and then ends with a generic "catch-all", which, in English, would nearly always be represented as: "...collusion to commit high crimes and misdemeanors".
The references I've included demonstrate the use of both "collusion" and "high crimes and misdemeanors".
- DGAH


    Reference: http://www.house.gov/lofgren/rpt4.html
    Reference: http://www.constitution.org/grievred.htm
DGAH_ES
Spain
Local time: 02:01
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
crimes and minor felonies


Explanation:
crimes are crimes, there is no doubt about it. Minor felonies are crimes of less importance.


    Just me! I hope it is enough
Janeck
Local time: 01:01
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
crimes and misdemeanors


Explanation:
After enumerating specific categories of crimes, the text ends with a reference to crimes in general by speaking the two traditional, broad classes of criminal offenses which correspond to the two Eng. terms above.

I am a professional Eng. <> Sp. court interpreter.

Robert Jackson
PRO pts in pair: 15

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
The definitions follow


Explanation:
I'm afraid it's a bit long, but I've pasted the relevant sections from the Chilean Penal Code. As you'll see the offences are defined by the punishments which they incur. This means that there's no precise English equivalent. In England, until a few years ago, it would have been possible to talk of felonies and misdemeanours, and in the USA these terms are still used, so you might want to consider them if your translation is for that market. Otherwise, something along the lines of "serious and minor offences" maybe?

Art. 3.º Los delitos, atendida su gravedad, se dividen en crímenes, simples delitos y faltas y se califican de tales según la pena que les está asignada en la escala general del artículo 21.



Penas de crímenes

Muerte.

Presidio perpetuo.

Reclusión perpetua.

Presidio mayor.

Reclusión mayor.

Relegación perpetua.

Confinamiento mayor.

Extrañamiento mayor.

Relegación mayor.

Inhabilitación absoluta perpetua para cargos y oficios públicos, derechos políticos y profesiones titulares.

Inhabilitación especial perpetua para algún cargo u oficio público o profesión titular.

Inhabilitación absoluta temporal para cargos y oficios públicos y profesiones titulares.

Inhabilitación especial temporal para algún cargo u oficio público o profesión titular.





Penas de simples delitos

Presidio menor.

Reclusión menor.

Confinamiento menor.

Extrañamiento menor.

Relegación menor.

Destierro.

Suspensión de cargo u oficio público o profesión titular.

Inhabilidad perpetua para conducir vehículos a tracción mecánica o animal.

Suspensión para conducir vehículos a tracción mecánica o animal.





Penas de las faltas

Prisión.

Inhabilidad perpetua para conducir vehículos a tracción mecánica o animal.

Suspensión para conducir vehículos a tracción mecánica o animal.





Penas comunes a las tres clases anteriores

Multa.

Pérdida o comiso de los instrumentos o efectos del delito.





Penas accesorias de los crímenes y simples delitos

Incomunicación con personas extrañas al establecimiento penal, en conformidad al Reglamento carcelario.




    Chilean Penal Code
Robert Dillon
Mexico
Local time: 19:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 65

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

9 hrs
crimes and minor delinquencies


Explanation:
delito-transgression of a law, fault, guilt,delinquency, crime

saludos,

Bye


    Velazquez Spanish-English Dictionary.
xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 308

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also: