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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Both defense and prosecuting attorneys asked for mental health evaluations of Guerrero and later that year he was sent to Patton. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Suspect in deadly attacks on homeless found competent for trial," 5 June 2019 The driver lost the pulse in his leg and underwent at least two surgeries, a county prosecuting attorney wrote Wednesday. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "Man accused of shooting Uber driver in Seattle said he had 7 or 8 tequila shots before gun went off," 18 May 2019 On Wednesday, the Moniteau County prosecuting attorney filed three felonies against Ward — two counts of stealing and one count of forgery. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Ex-Missouri police chief stole guns, forged time sheets for female officer, cops say | The Kansas City Star," 24 May 2018 The Montgomery County prosecuting attorney’s office declined to comment. Li Zhou, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh faces possible new misconduct allegations in Montgomery County, Maryland," 24 Sep. 2018 The case was tried by Special Prosecutor Monty Platz of the attorney general’s office at the request of the Lafayette County prosecuting attorney’s office, which originally filed the charges. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "80-year-old Missouri man convicted of child molestation, sodomy | The Kansas City Star," 16 Feb. 2018 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

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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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