Crimes we prosecute
The ODPP’s primary role is to prosecute serious offences in the Supreme and District Courts. Find out about the laws relating to of the types of crimes frequently prosecuted by the ODPP.
Cases involving the death of a person are the most serious cases prosecuted by the ODPP. The two main offences involving death are murder and manslaughter.
Assaults are classified according to the type of harm that was inflicted either grievous bodily harm or actual bodily harm.
Sexual assault and child abuse
The ODPP prosecutes a wide range of sexual assault cases where the victim are both adults and children.
Dangerous driving causing death or grievous bodily harm
The ODPP prosecutes dangerous driving that results in death or grievous bodily harm in the District Court.