Prosecution counsel

The representatives of the prosecuting authority in a criminal case are called prosecution counsel.

Prosecution counsel have passed examinations for the bar and are usually employed by the police or the public prosecution service.

In order to succeed in prosecuting the accused, the prosecuting counsel has to prove that he/she is guilty. The accused does not have to prove his/her innocence. The prosecution counsel has to be as neutral as possible and must also present evidence in the accused's favour.

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