Lesson 2, Topic 2
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Punishment Vocabulary

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Punishment Vocabulary

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to be accused

To be charged with a crime or offence

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to be acquitted

To be found not-guilty of committing a crime

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to be arrested

To be held by the police on the charge of committing a crime

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to be charged

To be accused with a crime or offence

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to be convicted

To be found guilty of committing a crime

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to be fined

To pay money for committing a crime

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to be on probation

To be found guilty of committing a crime but not inside a jail

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to be released

To leave jail

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to be released on bail

To be released from the police temporarily until due in court on trial in exchange for money

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to be released on parole

To be released early from jail due to good behaviour or agreed conditions

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to be sentenced

To be given an amount of time inside a jail

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to be taken to court

To go inside a courtroom and hear the charges against you and defend them

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to be under house arrest

To be a prisoner in your own home, not in a jail

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to do community service

To volunteer your time to the local community, usually as a punishment for committing a crime

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to get a licence revoked

To have a vehicle licence taken away from you

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to get a life sentence

To go to jail for the rest of your life

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to get a suspended sentence

To be found guilty of committing a minor crime but a jail sentence is not completed and the defendant can continue their life on probation

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to get a traffic ticket

A piece of paper that tells you a car isn’t parked correctly or you are speeding

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to get the death penalty

To be executed

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to go to prison

To be in a confined building guarded by prison officers to serve many years