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Director of Public Prosecutions

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is responsible for prosecuting people who have been charged under South Australian laws with serious criminal offences, namely, major indictable offences. 

The DPP is a statutory officer and independent of the Attorney-General's Department. The office initiates and conducts:

  • criminal prosecutions in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia
  • appeals in the Full Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

The DPP can also restrain and confiscate assets used in or derived from criminal activity.