prosecuting attorney


Definition of prosecuting attorney

: an attorney who conducts proceedings in a court on behalf of the government : district attorney

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Before becoming a senator, Leahy earned recognition as a prosecuting attorney in Vermont. Robert Higgs,, "Sen. Patrick Leahy at City Club to discuss importance of laws on individual freedoms: Watch it live," 4 May 2018 In January, prosecuting attorney Charles Miller told PEOPLE Rivera’s charge was dismissed because Dorsey did not wish to press prosecution of her. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Glee's Naya Rivera Finalizes Divorce from Ryan Dorsey 6 Months After She Allegedly Assaulted Him," 14 June 2018 The charges could put the suspects behind bars for decades, prosecuting attorney Jerrod Mahurin said. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "Kid-sized prisoner uniforms ordered by Missouri woman accused of child abuse, authorities say," 9 Aug. 2018 Courthouse offices and services, including the court, prosecuting attorney’s office, sheriff operations in the courthouse and council operations, were canceled Thursday, according to information posted on its Facebook page. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "King County Courthouse to reopen Friday after water main break," 27 Sep. 2018 With Vann’s jury selection scheduled to start in September, this was the time to see if a deal was possible, Barb McConnell, chief deputy prosecuting attorney, said. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Plea deal for serial killer Darren Vann, who murdered 7, a long process solidified in final minutes: attorneys," 2 June 2018 Minkler, 55, started working in the U.S. attorney's office in 1994 by prosecuting low-level cases after five years as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kent County, Michigan. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "How Trump's federal prosecutor is bringing the 'hammer' against Indianapolis gun violence," 19 Apr. 2018 Hearings to discuss a potential plea deal between the prosecuting attorney and defense lawyer, Cindy Castillo, have been scheduled in the past year. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Sept. 10 trial set in sex-abuse case against ex-Hamilton football player," 21 May 2018 Geiger said he felt misled by the original trial, when prosecuting attorneys presented evidence -- like Tibbett's good grades and athletic success in school -- to prove that Tibbett's childhood was not traumatic. Marilyn Icsman,, "Juror's letter to Kasich prompts second clemency hearing for Cincinnati killer on death row," 14 June 2018

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of prosecuting attorney

: an attorney who represents the government in instituting and proceeding with criminal actions : district attorney

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