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Bail and Bond Regimes
Posted in Blog Law Enforcement Prosecution

Conditions for Bail

Introduction Courts have discretionary powers when granting or refusing bail.  They may impose conditions on the accused person in addition to the bail amount. Such…

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Bail and Bond Regimes
Posted in Blog Law Enforcement Prosecution

Bail and Bond Regimes

Bail is an agreement between court and the accused person for his/her temporary release from custody pending trial. The accused person is required to make a deposit of either cash or assets as security to attend trial. If the accused person fails to attend court, the bail can be forfeited and the accused person returned to custody.

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Posted in Blog Prosecution

Motions and Special Applications

Pre-Trial Motions During an investigation or before the trial commences, the prosecutor may make several applications or motions in court.  The defense may also make…

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Case Preparation
Posted in Blog Prosecution

Case Preparation

Review the Charges In preparing for a case, the prosecutor must ensure that he reviews the charges.  He should confirm that he has drafted the…

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Power to Prosecute
Posted in Blog Prosecution

Power and Decision to Prosecute

Power to Prosecute The power to prosecute is usually defined by statute and in some cases, the Constitution of the country. The law usually defines…

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Posted in Blog Prosecution

Prosecutors’ Duty to Key Stakeholders

Introduction Prosecutors do not operate in a vacuum. They relate to different groups of stakeholders on a day to day basis. Stakeholders are those individuals…

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Ethics
Posted in Blog Prosecution

Ethics in Prosecution of Wildlife Crimes

Introduction Ethics can be simply defined as the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour in the conduct of an activity. ¤ Accountability Prosecutors have…

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Prosecutor
Posted in Blog Prosecution

The Role of the Prosecutor in Wildlife Crime Cases

¤ An Administrator of Justice Administration of justice is the protection of individuals from the unjust and/or unlawful deeds of others. As an administrator of…

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Court Evidence
Posted in Blog Evidence Prosecution

Presentation of Evidence in Court

Court Decorum All jurisdictions have procedures and rules on how one should conduct his/herself in court. However, you can adhere to the following general rules:…

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Canine Evidence
Posted in Blog Evidence Law Enforcement

Admissibility of Canine Evidence in Wildlife Crime Cases

Introduction Canine evidence is an important subject because law enforcement agencies are increasingly using working dogs in wildlife law enforcement.  Law enforcement agencies use dogs…

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