Crown attorney

Filed Under: Criminal Law

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


A lawyer who is a member of the provincial or territorial bar appointed by the Attorney General to aid in the administration of justice in the county or judicial district for which the Attorney is named. He specifically examines allegations of wrongdoing, conducting preliminary hearings and prosecutions for indictable and summary conviction offences and attending to all duties of Crown attorneys under the laws in force in the province or territory.


The lawyer representing the Crown in a criminal prosecution.

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