Director of Public Prosecutions


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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

an officer who works under the Attorney General and who is responsible for the prosecution of all serious crime. Sometimes only the consent of the DPP is required. The office is particularly important as it heads up the CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE, which prosecutes most crimes in England.
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Mr Fuller has spent time as the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions and Mr Heatons experience also includes his role as the Deputy Public Defender since 2007.
She has been employed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 1999, initially as a State prosecutor and then as lead counsel of the sentencing and drug court team from 2007 to 2008 and now as senior State prosecutor (appeals).
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions plays a critical role in the prosecution of Commonwealth offences and I am confident Ms McNaughtons appointment will ensure the Office continues to provide the highest quality prosecution services to the Australian community.
A statement from the DPP's office said : "The appointments, Tobiko said, are consistent with the provisions of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 2013, which provides for the retention of Deputy Directors, to assist the DPP in the execution of his or her powers and functions under the Constitution.
The Attorney-General, Brian Wightman, today said that recent amendments to the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973 had now come into effect.
THE Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday warned his office was at breaking point as it dealt with files on more than 12,000 alleged criminals.
Former Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos has been appointed Judge of the Court of First Instance from September 16, the Judiciary announced today.
Mullingar District Court was told yesterday his lawyers wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions offering to plead guilty to all charges of theft from social welfare offices.
IFP has welcomed the appointment of the new national director of public prosecutions, Mr Mxolisi Nxasana.
Brian Lenihan added the former bank chief could be hauled back from his Boston hideaway if the Director of Public Prosecutions decides to press charges.
President Jacob Zuma wishes to announce the appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, the Head of the Special Investigating Unit, as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions of the jurisdictional area of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court.
The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided there is not sufficient evidence to successfully bring a prosecution in relation to the death of 10-day-old John McCarthy.

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