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.