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District Attorney (D.A.)

n. an elected official of a county or a designated district with the responsibility for prosecuting crimes. The duties include managing the prosecutor's office, investigating alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement, and filing criminal charges or bringing evidence before the Grand Jury that may lead to an indictment for a crime. In some states a District Attorney is officially entitled County Attorney or State's Attorney. United States Attorneys are also called Federal District Attorneys and are prosecutors for districts (there are several in larger states) within the Department of Justice, are appointed by the President and serve at his/her pleasure.

district attorney

(US) the state prosecuting officer in a specified judicial district. Sometimes the officer is appointed; sometimes, elected.
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Any law firm or recent graduate wanting more information about this opportunity should contact Assistant District Attorney McCoyd at mjmccoyd@co.dekalb.ga.us.
Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Gump said the attack on Israel Byrd was unprovoked.
Preate, a Scranton native whose father's law office overlooked the handsome courthouse square, began his own career here as an assistant district attorney in the early 1970s.
Assistant District Attorney Sue Steding said prosecutors would decide next week whether to pursue all of the charges against the actor.
And Jennifer Sanchez, Key West assistant district attorney, said: "Having looked at the report I don't consider it is in anyone's interest to pursue the case - it is a minor offence."
Testimony was presented by Jesse Sligh, Executive Assistant District Attorney, Queens County District Attorney's Office, New York; Karla Ballard, Arise International; Vincent Schiraldi, Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice; Sandra Mc Brayer, Children's Initiative of San Diego; Barbara Ott, Silver Spring YMCA Youth Services; and Robert Smith (accompanied by Jesse Armetta), Director of Youth Services Agencies of Pennsylvania.
John's Law School graduate to his work as assistant district attorney. The district attorney, Morgenstern (Ron Leibman), a City College product, gives the inexperienced Sean the coveted job of prosecuting Washington, mostly to block the ambitions of an Ivy League political rival (Corm Feore), and to profit from the fact that Sean's father, Liam (Ian Holm), was the officer wounded by the defendant.
Juech currently serves as assistant district attorney in the Waukesha County District Attorneys Office.
She was previously a Municipal Court Judge for City of Jackson from 2005 to 2013 and worked in the Hinds County District Attorney's Office, as an Assistant District Attorney from 1997 to 2003.
Cosby used his power and fame to violate a former college basketball manager, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said in her opening statement at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Philadelphia.
Assistant District Attorneys Christopher Beard, Senior Investigative Counsel, and Melissa Fox of the Rackets Bureau are handling the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Jodie Kane, Chief of the Rackets Bureau, Assistant District Attorney Judy Salwen, Principal Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau, Assistant District Attorney Michael Ohm, Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau, and Executive Assistant District Attorney David Szuchman, Chief of the Investigation Division.
The public admonition said that in addition to the 15-hour court day, Schildknecht was accused of making offensive comments to a Jewish district attorney and an assistant district attorney.

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