district attorney


Definition of district attorney

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district

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The body was later identified as John Porter of Tyngsborough, the Middlesex district attorney’s office and Tyngsborough police said in a joint statement. Breanne Kovatch, BostonGlobe.com, "Missing Tyngsborough man found dead in the woods Sunday," 7 July 2019 The Philadelphia Bail Fund recently reported on 125 cases heard between March 21 and April 14, finding that the district attorney’s office is still frequently requesting high bail amounts for minor cases. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The problem with Tiffany Cabán and the new cult of “progressive prosecutors”," 28 June 2019 The Innocence Project New Orleans began representing Clark in 2018 and asked the Jefferson Parish district attorney’s office and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to reexamine the fingerprint evidence collected during the investigation. Michelle Hunter, nola.com, "Royal Clark Jr. freed after 2003 wrongful conviction in Terrytown armed robbery," 27 June 2019 The Queens district attorney’s office would not comment on the charges against Cardi B, 26, who was born Belcalis Almanzar. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Cardi B Indicted in Strip Club Fight in Queens," 21 June 2019 If the person was connected to a mental health provider, Cascadia would alert the district attorney’s office to drop the citation. oregonlive.com, "Report: Hospital calls about ‘unwanted’ people trespassing leads to jail, criminalizing mental illness," 18 June 2019 Sordyl and Slovic appealed the decision to the Multnomah County district attorney, who later ordered the district to release the records. oregonlive.com, "Portland school board to vote Tuesday on whether to allow teachers to delay release of public records," 22 June 2019 On June 25, Democratic voters in Queens will vote in the primary election for district attorney, their potential new prosecutor. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Tiffany Cabán, AOC's Pick for Queens DA, Is a Former Public Defender Running to Change Criminal Justice," 20 June 2019 The judge agreed with the assessment of a psychiatrist hired by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Dr. Stuart Kirschner. New York Times, "He Graduated From Princeton, but Barely Worked. Then He Killed His Dad Over His Allowance.," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of district attorney

1789, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of district attorney

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district — see also state's attorney

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