prosecuting attorney

prosecuting attorney
A public officer elected or appointed, as provided by constitution or statute, to conduct suits, generally criminal on behalf of the state in his jurisdiction. 42 Am J1st Pros Atty § 2. Broadly, any attorney at law who represents the state or political body under which a criminal prosecution is waged. The officer attending on grand jurors with matters on which they are to pass, aiding in the examination of witnesses, and giving such general instructions as they may require, but under duty to retire while the jury is deliberating on the evidence or voting on a matter under investigation. 24 Am J1st Grand J § 43.

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