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People and Roles

Prosecutor

The prosecutor acts for the Police/Crown and presents the case against the defendant.

Defence lawyer

A lawyer who acts for and speaks on behalf of the defendant.

Witness

Witnesses are an essential part of the justice system. Their evidence assists the magistrate or judge and jury to determine the facts and make a fair decision.

Defendant

A defendant, also known as the accused, is someone that has been charged with a criminal offence.