Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) In criminal law, the government attorney charging and trying the case against a person accused of a crime. 2) A common term for the government's side in a criminal case, as in "The prosecution will present five witnesses," or "The prosecution rests" (completed its case).
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm