public prosecutor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

public prosecutor

Law an official in charge of prosecuting important cases

Public Prosecutor

 

the person who, in the name of the state, presses charges in court in criminal proceedings, In the USSR procurators and their deputies and assistants act as prosecutors. Pressing public charges is one of the means by which the procurator supervises strict observance of the laws.

The public prosecutor participates in the examination of evidence in court sessions, offers his conclusions on questions arising during trials, and makes an oral statement before the court, presenting his view on the conclusiveness of evidence, the application of criminal law, the degree of penalty, and other questions. An analysis of the causes and conditions that contributed to the perpetration of the crime and proposals on how to eliminate them are an essential part of the pleading of the public prosecutor. If the public prosecutor arrives at the conviction that the facts of the judicial inquest do not support the accusation against the defendant, it is his duty to withdraw the charges, explaining to the court the motives for the withdrawal. In these instances, the court is obliged to continue the examination of the case and decide the question of guilt on general considerations, based on the examined evidence and the arguments of all participants in the trial.

In foreign socialist countries the public accusation in court is also presented by a procurator. In bourgeois countries various officials function as public prosecutors authorized to carry out criminal prosecution. In the USA charges are presented before the Supreme Court in cases of exceptional importance by the attorney general, and before other federal courts charges are presented by a district attorney. In Great Britain the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution was founded in 1879 to bring charges in cases concerning the interest of the crown (the state). Other officials, including the police, may act as prosecutors. In France, according to the Code of Procedure of 1958, procurators affiliated with every criminal court bring public charges. In Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Mexico, and Venezuela procurators who are attached either to the courts or to the ministries of justice function as public prosecutors.

References in periodicals archive ?
Public Prosecutor staff members can also remotely hear the testimonies through audio and video of relevant witnesses, suspects or experts.
this case but all the legal requirements were followed by the public prosecutor," it said.
Former top public prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bombing in Cairo on June 29, 2015.
Representatives of public prosecutors talking to media said that our performance as compare to other provinces is much batter but KPK government has completely ignored public prosecutors who are facing immense problems due to unavailability of service structure.
I NDIA T ODAY is in possession of the letter sent by Maharashtra Government which reads, " we are already in talks with the concerned department to appoint a Special Public Prosecutor in the case.
On the other hand, should the public prosecutor lose the criminal case, the criminal charges still indicate that the former NMG board members acted in the grey zone between criminal acts and gross negligence and certainly that they acted at least negligently, the company added.
The crime branch of police apparently conducted an undercover operation against the assistant public prosecutor after a tip-off that the prosecuting official was attempting to sabotage the case.
The public prosecutor asks acquittal for ex-advisor of President Elmurza Satybaldiyev, partial acquittal for ex-Minister of Defense Baktybek Kalyev.
CAIRO Tue Feb 18, 2014(Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor charged on Tuesday two men it said were Israeli intelligence agents and two Egyptians with conspiring in Israel's interests, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office.
Summary: Muscat: Public Prosecutor Hussein bin Ali Al Hilali recently visited Saudi Arabia on the invitation .
Summary: LIKE most crises facing the country now, that of the Public Prosecutor might not witness close settlement despite the statement recently been made by the Supreme Judiciary Council (SJC) urging Talt Abdullah to step down.
In its verdict, the judge ruled the public prosecutor had failed to present sufficient and competent evidence to substantiate the charges leveled against the defendant.

Full browser ?