The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war.
The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense.
The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information.
The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.
Act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial; Party initiating a criminal suit.
Prosecution is the term used to describe criminal proceedings where the individual who brings the legal action is hoping to prosecute the accused individual. Most criminal prosecutions are carried out on behalf of the Crown, because the offence has been against the general public. In a summary prosecution, a member of the police or the victim of a crime will be the named party in the prosecution. The legal team who represent the Crown or the plaintiff are often referred to as the prosecution in general conversation.
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The party that starts a criminal case and that files criminal charges. The prosecution is the lawyer for the state. A common name for the State's side of the case.
the conducting of a lawsuit; the party that initiates and conducts criminal proceedings in court.
Act of pursing a lawsuit or criminal trial.
the representative of the State who pursues the criminal charges in court. In the Justice of the Peace Court the prosecution may be a police officer, deputy attorney general, or other representative of the State authorized by law to prosecute cases.
the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
a legal proceeding in which a court of criminal jurisdiction determines whether there has been a contravention of the applicable statute or regulation and if so, the appropriate penalty
a legal proceeding in which the criminal courts determine whether the applicable legislation has been contravened and if so, may apply an appropriate penalty
The process or lawyer(s) trying to prove that the accused is guilty
The government's side in a criminal case.
The beginning or conduct of criminal proceedings against a person.
the act of conducting a legal proceeding
Act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial; the prosecution in a criminal case is brought by the state through the prosecutor.
the prosecution branch of the police in summary cases; the Crown (see above) in indictable cases. It may also include prosecuting officers for various government departments.
The act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial; the prosecution in a criminal suit is the state.
The instigating party in a criminal case. The prosecution represents the plaintiff.
1 the institution and conduct of criminal proceedings against an accused; 2 (in a criminal trial) the side prosecuting as opposed to the defence.
In criminal cases, it is the state (government) that initiates the case; they are referred to as the prosecution. In a civil case the person who initiates the case is called the plaintiff.
Carrying on an activity with a view to accomplishing something / Bringing someone before a court to face an accusation.
The legal representative of the Crown who conducts the case against a defendant. A prosecutor may be an officer of the Police Service (a police prosecutor) or of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The institution or conduct of criminal proceedings against a person
Criminal law is the contravention of rules imposed by the Crown. It is imposed by way of fines, imprisonment or other sanctions by the Crown or its various agencies which are given powers to prosecute under legislation; e.g. local authority trading standards officers (products), the Health and Safety Executive (workplace safety) and the Environment Agency.
Presentation of the case against the accused. The Crown counsel prosecutes the case.
The initiation and process of criminal cases.