Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The person who carries forward criminal proceedings. In public prosecutions, the prosecutor will be the attorney general, and in private prosecutions, the prosecutor will be the person laying the charge. In either case, the term includes counsel acting on behalf of the prosecutor, and in the case of a private prosecution for a summary conviction offence, it will also include an agent acting for the person who laid the charge.

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