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1 Legal Briefs and Phrases Compatible with Phoenix Theory Some of these briefs are already in your translation dictionary; many are not. Make dictionary entries where appropriate and if non-conflicting with your personal entries. CRIMINAL criminal KR*IM criminals KR*IMZ criminal intent KR*INT criminal court KR*IK criminal culpability KR*IM/KUBLT criminal justice KR*IJ criminal law KR*IL criminal lawyer KR*IRL criminal liability KR*IBLT criminal malice KR*IMS criminal negligence KR*IGS criminal offense KR*IFS criminal possession KR*IPGZ criminal prosecution KR*IM/PRAOUGZ criminal record KR*IR NEGLIGENCE negligence N*GS contributory negligence KR*GS culpable negligence K*UGS comparative negligence KPA*IRGS concurrent negligence K*URGS gross negligence GRO*EGS imputed negligence *IMGS medical negligence M*GS ordinary negligence O*RGS passive negligence P*GS presumed negligence PR*EGS professional negligence PRO*GS simple negligence S*GS slight negligence SLAO*IGS wanton negligence W*GS MURDER/DEGREE murder M*UR felony murder F*M murder in the first degree M*UR/F*D murder in the second degree M*UR/SK*D murder in the third degree M*UR/TH*D First Degree Murder F*MD Second Degree Murder SK*MD Third Degree Murder TH*MD first degree F*D MANSLAUGHTER manslaughter *MS involuntary manslaughter N*MS voluntary manslaughter V*MS vehicular manslaughter VAO*EMS REASON reason RAEN or RA*EN reasoned RAEND or RA*END reasoning RAENG or RA*ENG reasons RAENZ or RA*ENZ reasonable RA*EBL reasonability RA*EBLT reasonable amount R*UMT reasonable care RA*EK reasonable degree of medical certainty RA*EMS reasonable degree RA*EG reasonable doubt RA*ED reasonable grounds RA*EGDZ reasonable length of time RA*EGT reasonable person RA*EP within reason W*IRN unreasonable NRA*EBL well-reasoned WRA*END EVIDENCE evidence EFDZ the evidence TH*EFDZ assumes facts not in evidence SF*EFDZ circumstantial evidence S*EFDZ direct evidence D*EFDZ from evidence FR*FDZ from the evidence FR*EFDZ in evidence N*EFDZ insufficient evidence N*UFDZ into evidence NAO*EFDZ preponderance of the credible evidence PR*EFDZ preponderance of the evidence PR*FDZ sufficient evidence S*UFDZ weight of the evidence W*EFDZ Phoenix Theory Legal Briefs Kathryn Dittmeier Page 1 of 5

2 abnormality AB/NORMT absence of malice A*MS absolute SLAOUT accident SD-NT according KAORG account AEKT acknowledge NA*UJ acknowledgement NA*UMT actual KHAOUL actually KHA*EL admissible MIBL agreement GRAOEMT allegation GLAIGZ argument AURMT arrest RA*ES as a matter of fact SMA*FT as a matter of law SMA*FL as a result SR*ULT as a whole SWHO*EL assault SA*ULT assault and battery SA*UBLT assault gun SA*ULGT assault rifle SA*URLT aggravated assault GRA*ULT indecent assault NA*ULT sexual assault SWA*ULT assumption SAUFPL assumption of risk SA*URK attorney general TO*ERJ attorney TOERN or TAERN autopsy TAEPS available VAIBL bankrupt BRUPT bankruptcy BRAEPS because BAUZ beneficial BILGS beneficiary BAERGS (bish/ary) benefit BEFT best interest B*INT best interests B*INTS beyond a reasonable doubt YA*URD beyond all reasonable doubt YA*URLD beyond any reasonable doubt YA*URND bill of indictment BAO*IMT blood alcohol content BA*UK bodily harm BA*URM burden of proof B*URP burden of proving B*URPG or B*URP/-G burglar BLAR burglary BLAER cause of the KA*UFT cause of KA*UF circumstance SURKS circumstantial evidence S*FDZ or S*EFDZ circumstantial SURLGS claimant KLAIMT condition KIGZ construct KRUK constructive KRUV contract KRAKT contributory negligence KR*GS control KROEL controls KROELZ controlled KROELD controlling KROELG controlled substance KRO*ELS convict KWIKT conviction KWIBGZ convicts KWIKTS corroboration KRAUB/RAIGZ counsel KOUNL court and jury KO*URJ court reporter KO*URPT courtroom KRAOM credibility KREBLT credible KREBL criminal KRINL cross-examination KR*BGS culpability KUBLT culpable KUBL damage DAJ damages DAJZ danger DAIRJ dangerous DAIRJS deadly DAELD deadly force D*FS deadly weapon DW*EP defendant D-FT Defendant s Exhibit D*IBT defense D-FS degree DRAOE deliberate DLIRBT deliberation DLIB/RAIGZ or DLIRBGZ determine DAERM different D-F difficult DIFLT diminish DMINGS diminished capacity DA*P diminished DMIND direct DREKT direct evidence DR*EFDZ direct examination DR*X District Attorney SD*RN driving under the influence D*UFLS driving while intoxicated DW*IN employ PLO*I employed PLO*ID employing PLO*IG employs PLO*IZ employee PLAO*E Phoenix Theory Legal Briefs Kathryn Dittmeier Page 2 of 5

3 employees employer employment evidence evident examine examination exclusive exclusively excusable exhibit expert expert testimony expert witness express or implied express eyewitness felony for example for instance from the evidence general general appearance Grand Jury guilt or innocence guilty homicide identify identification identified identifies identity identities if you find illegal illegals illegally illegality imply implied implies implying implied consent implied contract implied warranty implied malice impossible in a moment in accordance in addition in and of itself in each in other words in regard in that case PLAO*E/-Z PLO*IR PLO*IMT EFDZ EFD KP-M KP-GZ SKLAOUV SKLAOUVL SKAOUZ/-BL or SKAOUBL KPIBT KP*URT KP*T KP*IT SPRAO*ID SPRES YINS FAENL or FEL/AEN FRA*FPL FR*INS FR*EFDZ JERL J*EPS GR*RJ GO*ERNS GAELT HOEMS or HAUMS YOIF YOIGZ YOIFD YOIFZ YOIT YOITS FO*UFD ILG ILGZ *ILG IL/GALT PLAO*I PLAO*ID PLAO*IZ PLAO*IG PLAO*IK PLAO*IKT PLAO*IRNT PLAO*IM MAUBL NO*EMT NO*RNS N*IGZ NAO*TS NAO*EFP NO*ERDZ NA*RD NA*KZ in the case N*EKZ in this case N*IKZ inadmissible N-/MIBL indictment DAOIMT inform N-FRM informant N-FRMT information N-FRGZ injury JAER innocent N-/S-NT insane SNAIN insanity SNAINT insofar as SNO*EFRZ insomuch as SNO*EFPZ intent N*ENT intention N*ENGZ intentional N*ENL intentionally NA*ENL intoxicate TA*UX intoxicated TA*UD intoxication TA*UBGZ investigate VEG investigated VEGD or VEG/-D investigates VEG/-Z investigation VEGZ involuntary NA*ULT irrelevant IRL irrelevant and immaterial *IRMT judges JUJZ judges of the facts J*FTS judgment JUMT judicial J-LGS jurisdiction JURBGZ jury JA*ER justify JOIF justifiable JOIF/-BL justifiably JOIF/AEBL justification JOIFBGZ or JOIF/KAIGZ justifies JOIFZ knowingly KPWOELG knowledge NAUJ ladies and gentlemen of the jury LA*IRJ ladies and gentlemen LA*IJ lawful LAUFL lawful justification LA*UJ lawyer LOIR legal malice LAO*EMS legal LAOEL lesser crime LAO*IM lesser-included offense L*IFS or LA*UFS malice MALS malice aforethought MA*FLS manslaughter MAN/SLAURT material TAOERL material witness TAO*ERLS marital MAIRLT Phoenix Theory Legal Briefs Kathryn Dittmeier Page 3 of 5

4 marriage MAIRJ may it please the Court MO*URT members of the jury M*RJZ mens rea MERNS misdemeanor MIFD mitigate M*IGT mitigated M*IGTD or M*ITD mitigating M*IGT/-G mitigates M*IGTS or M*ITS mitigation M*IGZ mortgage MOERJ multiple M*ULT necessarily N*EL (Must add yourself: will overwrite Nell ) necessary N*E negligence N*GS negligent N*G not guilty NA*ELT notice N*TS occupation OUPGZ occupied OUPD occupies OUPZ occupy OUP offense AUFNS or AUFRNS (use AUFRNS if you cannot stroke AUFNS cleanly) offensive officer officers of the law on or about on the on the grounds on the other hand on the part open opened opening opens operation ordinary pain and suffering parent parental party parties penalty perform performance performs permanent person personal physical plaintiff Plaintiff s Exhibit police police department AUFBS OFRS O*FRLZ O*ERBT O*NT O*EGZ O*ERND O*EPT O*EP O*EPD O*EPG O*EPZ PRAIGZ NAERD PA*NS PAIRNT PAIRNLT PAERT PAERTS P-LT PRORM PRORMS PRORMZ P-RMT PERN PERNL F-Z PLAIF PL*IBT PLAOES PLAO*EPT Police Department PL*D police officer PLO*FRS or PLOFRS policeman PLAM policemen PLEM possession PEGZ possible PAUBL impossible MAUBL precaution PRAUGZ preliminary PL-M premeditate PREMT premeditated PREMD premeditation PREMGZ preponderance PRAUNS preponderance of the credible evidence PRA*UBGDZ or PR*EFDZ preponderance of the evidence PRA*UFDZ or PR*FDZ presumption PR*UFPL presumption of fact PR*FT presumption of innocence PR*NS privilege PRIJ privileged PRIJ/-D privileges PRIJZ probability PRAUBLT probable PRAUBL probable cause PRA*UKZ probably PRAEBL problem PR-B procedural PROERL procedure PROER procedures PROERZ proceed PROED property PRAURPT or PRAURT proper PRAURP prosecution PRAOUGZ prosecutor PRAOURT provision PROIGZ provocation PRAUBGZ proximate cause PRA*UZ prudent PRAOUNT prudent person PRAO*UP qualify KWOIF qualified KWOIFD qualifies KWOIFZ qualifying KWOIFG quality KWAULT reason RAO*EN reasonable RAO*EBL recent RAENT recognize ROIZ reconcile R*EK record RORD recover ROFRB refresh your memory RO*URM regardless RARLS Phoenix Theory Legal Briefs Kathryn Dittmeier Page 4 of 5

5 represent REPT representation REPT/AIGZ representative REPT/T-V request KW*S require RAOIR requirement RAOIRMT requirements RAOIRMTS requires RAOIRZ response SP-NS responsibility SPAUBLT right of representation RO*RPT right of way RO*I right-of-way RO*I/R-R right to counsel RAO*K satisfy SOIF satisfied SOIFD satisfies SOIFZ satisfying SOIFG satisfaction SOIFGZ satisfactory SOIFR satisfactory condition SK*IGZ search warrant SWARNT security SKAOURT self-defense S*EFLD separation SPRAIGZ serious SAOERS social security SKAO*URT sole and exclusive SO*EX (SO*EBGS) sole judges SO*EJZ special SPELGS specific SP-FK state of STA*IF state of mind STA*IFM State s Exhibit ST*IBT substantial STALGS sufficient evidence S*UFDZ Superior Court SPRO*URT Supreme Court SKO*URT testify TOIF testified TOIFD testifies TOIFZ testifying TOIFG testimony TOIM that you have THA*UFB the evidence TH*FDZ under the circumstances N*URBGS under these circumstances NAO*ERBGS under those circumstances NO*ERBGS uniform YAOUFRM unlawful NAUFL vehicle VAOEK vehicular VAOEK/YARL vehicular manslaughter VAO*EMS verdict VERD or V*URD violate VAOILT voluntary weight of the evidence whatsoever whether or not with or without with reference with regard with respect witness witnesses witnessed witnessing VA*ULT W*FDZ WHOEFRB WHRO*RNT or WHRORNT WO*URT WR*EFRNS WRA*RD W*RPT WINSZ or WH-T WINSZ/-Z or WH-TS WINSZ/-D or WH-TD WINSZ/-G or WH-GT or WH-T/-G Phoenix Theory Legal Briefs Kathryn Dittmeier Page 5 of 5

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