decision to prosecute

What evidence does the CPS need to charge?

The CPS job is to prosecute criminal cases investigated by the police. As part of this role they make the decisions about what charges will be put to an accused. The CPS does not investigate crime. They must review every case referred by the police, or other investigators.  They provide early legal advice in investigations to help build cases and to identify whether or not an accused should be charged. 

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