What is a Prosecutor?

What is a Prosecutor

A prosecutor is the government attorney who charges and tries cases against individuals accused of crimes. Larger offices may have specialized units focusing on areas such as homicide, narcotics, juvenile prosecution, domestic violence, sex crimes, and appellate work.

What is a Prosecutor

Duties of the District Attorney

According to the American Bar Association:

The primary duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice within the bounds of the law, not merely to convict. The prosecutor’s office should be available to assist community efforts in addressing problems that lead to or result from, criminal activity or perceived flaws in the criminal justice system.

Duties of the District Attorney