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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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 Chase was finally ready to proceed by the spring of 1867, but after such delay, the lead prosecuting attorney, William Evarts, asked for a new indictment. Fergus M. Bordewich, WSJ, "‘The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee’ Review: The Cost of Conciliation," 12 July 2018 The prosecuting attorney said the fact that Maxwell pointed a gun at the victim called for a more strict supervised probation rather than the unsupervised sentence that was imposed. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Oakland A's catcher sentenced to probation after Scottsdale gun incident," 2 July 2018 At the time, Vanlith was released on bond, despite the prosecuting attorney's opposition. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "Charges: Woman sexually abused 2 teens, was released from jail - and had sex with a 3rd," 21 June 2018 Mike McAlexander, chief deputy prosecuting attorney for Allen County, attended Sessions' address Thursday in Fort Wayne. Indianapolis Star, "Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Zero-tolerance policy isn't about being 'mean to children'," 14 June 2018 Last week, both prosecuting attorneys and lawyers for the governor’s former lover expressed opposition to allowing cameras in the courtroom during the trial. Kelsey Landis, kansascity, "Gov. Greitens' lawyers ask to move trial from May to early April | The Kansas City Star," 19 Mar. 2018 McGregor and friend Cian Cowley, both charged in the April 5 attack, made a roughly 90-second court appearance Thursday morning, in which a prosecuting attorney mentioned that the pair and their attorneys are in plea negotiations with prosecutors. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Conor McGregor expresses regret over bus brawl after brief court appearance," 14 June 2018 In a response, the prosecuting attorney asked the court to increase Parks' bond from $300,000 to $600,000. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Judge denies bond reduction for man charged in slaying of Tempe fire Capt. Kyle Brayer," 6 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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