Legal proceedings in which a person accused of a criminal offense is tried in a court by the government (state) appointed public prosecutor called district attorney (US) or public prosecutor.

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  • The defendant was very worried about the prosecution because he did not have a good defense attorney working for him.

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  • The prosecution argued that the defendant knowingly committed bribery and that they could prove this charge based off of surveillance that had been captured of the defendant during his criminal investigation.

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  • The young man was up for prosecution in the court of law after he broke the window in his neighborhood store and refused to pay for the damages.

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