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Public prosecutors represent the Attorney General in criminal cases in a magistrate or regional court. Each prosecutor has a delegation to prosecute in a specific magisterial district or regional division. Public prosecutors study police dockets and often ask for additional police investigations to build complete cases. Based on the evidence prosecutors decide if accused people may reasonably be charged and in terms of which laws or regulations this should be done. If it is decided to prosecute the accused, the prosecutor summons the accused and witnesses to appear in court. Public prosecutors' work is done mostly in court and in the office where research is done on a case. Prosecutors may sometimes accompany witnesses to crime scenes to get more information about cases. They also have to do administrative work and have to write reports to the Attorney General and keep records of cases dealt with.

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