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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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 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

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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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