Conviction in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of conviction.

Meaning of Conviction in Spanish

Description/ translation of conviction into Spanish: literalmente, culpabilidad (sea como consecuencia del reconocimiento del propio encausado (guilty plea) o como consecuencia de un veredicto (tras un juicio con intervención de jurado) o de una sentencia condenatoria (si procede de juez o tribunal); en general, sentencia (condenatoria); prior convictions: antecedentes penales, condenas anteriores; to vacate a conviction: revocar, dejar sin efecto un veredicto o sentencia condenatoria; unsafe conviction: sentencia condenatoria viciada (la dictada en infracción de algún derecho o garantía fundamental)[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where conviction belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Conviction published by Antonio Peñaranda


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Conviction

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Conviction :

1. (for the purposes of the Bail Act 1976) In criminal proceedings, a finding of *guilty, or an acquittal on the ground of insanity. In a magistrates’ court, a finding that the accused carried out the act for which he was charged (See summary conviction).

2. (for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) Any finding (except one of insanity), either in criminal proceedings or in care proceedings, that a person has committed an offence or carried out the act for which he was charged.

See also spent convictio

Conviction Meaning in the U.S. Court System

A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.

Meaning of Conviction in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Conviction published by the National Association for Court Management: A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.

Conviction (Criminal Judicial Process)




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