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English translation: appointed counsel

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Spanish term or phrase:abogado designado
English translation:appointed counsel
Entered by: Parrot
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12:57 Oct 6, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: abogado designado
abogado designado (for the defence of the self-confessed murderer)

(the accused is suffering from mental problems that may be) alegarse como atenuante....

(....and may even act as) eximente de su responsabilidad penal.

The CP (Código Penal) is the Criminal Code.
Also, does Spain make the distinction between CIVIL and CRIMINAL law? The reason for my doubt is that I see an offence that is classfied as the former, when in my country it would be classified as the latter (unfair dismissal)
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 02:02
appointed counsel (the "abogado de oficio" that the State
Explanation:
entitles you to).
... mental problems which may be cited as attenuating circumstances...
and may exempt him from penal responsibility.

yes, ailish, there is a CP and a código civil, and the lines between the two are as clear as anywhere else! only, not everybody sees them. If I'm robbed and report a robbery, that's penal. But I may have to go through hell to get back my DNI, so I'd rather declare my things "lost", so that as soon as the police find them, I'll be advised and they wouldn't be kept as evidence.
The civil code governs the relationship between people (contracts) and the penal code defines criminality.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:02
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thanks! by the way, i may have phrased ny Q badly as everybody seemed to think I didn't even know there was a difference between civil nad criminal law (didn't i know how to phrase the Q?!). the missing key word was 'same' distinction, as i have a confusing sentence in my text that led me to believe the distinction may be different.
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Summary of answers provided
naattorney of record
Gloria Nichols
naappointed counsel (the "abogado de oficio" that the State
Parrot
naabogado designado = appointed attorney
Maria
naCourt appointed attorneyNNieto


  

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5 mins
Court appointed attorney


Explanation:
I would think that there would be a differentiation of criminal and civil law. Take into account that what may a criminal act in one country may be a civil issue in another. Also, in some cases there might be confluence of criminal and civil issues which might have both codes being applied. I cannot answer the specifics of your question beyond this without knowing the specifics of the issue.
As to abogado designado, here in the US, the only individuals that have that right are those in criminal cases.

NNieto
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15 mins
abogado designado = appointed attorney


Explanation:
alegarse como atenuante = could be alleged as mitigating (also alleviating/extenuating) circumstances.

eximiente de su responsabilidad penal=it may exempt (absolve, excuse) him of crimanal (or penal) responsibility.





Maria
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 hr
appointed counsel (the "abogado de oficio" that the State


Explanation:
entitles you to).
... mental problems which may be cited as attenuating circumstances...
and may exempt him from penal responsibility.

yes, ailish, there is a CP and a código civil, and the lines between the two are as clear as anywhere else! only, not everybody sees them. If I'm robbed and report a robbery, that's penal. But I may have to go through hell to get back my DNI, so I'd rather declare my things "lost", so that as soon as the police find them, I'll be advised and they wouldn't be kept as evidence.
The civil code governs the relationship between people (contracts) and the penal code defines criminality.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
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thanks! by the way, i may have phrased ny Q badly as everybody seemed to think I didn't even know there was a difference between civil nad criminal law (didn't i know how to phrase the Q?!). the missing key word was 'same' distinction, as i have a confusing sentence in my text that led me to believe the distinction may be different.
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1 hr
attorney of record


Explanation:
(1)attorney of record. "Court-appointed attorney" would only be used if the government is paying for the defense of the accused (because the accused does not have the means to pay for his own defense).

(2) alleged to be a mitigating circumstance, or mitigating.

(3) Confirm: Yes, the Código Penal is the Criminal Code.

(4) Yes, there is a difference between Civil Law and Criminal Law, or we'd all be in a heck of a mess.

(5) Ooops -- almost forgot -- and may even exonerate him from criminal responsibility.

Good luck!


    I am a U.S. Court Certified interpreter
Gloria Nichols
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