Frequently asked questions

The Office of the Attorney General makes the following questions and answers available to citizens. Please select the one of your interest and learn more about us.

[spoiler title=”What is the Office of the Attorney General?” open=”0″ style=”2″]

The Attorney General´s Office is an institution assigned to the Judicial Branch with an administrative and budgetary autonomy whose main purpose is to provide citizens with an effective law enforcement.


[spoiler title=”Which are the functions of the Attorney General´s Office?” open=”0″ style=”2″]

One of its main functions is to investigate offenses and indict alleged offenders before judges and Courts by virtue of a complaint or office.


[spoiler title=”What is the Criminal Investigation Team –( CTI )?” open=”0″ style=”2″]

The Criminal Investigation Team is the Judicial Police from the Office of the Attorney General. Its main function is to support investigations by obtaining legal information and evidence under the coordination of a prosecutor who assumes the case.


[spoiler title=”What is the Accusatory Criminal System?” open=”0″ style=”2″]

It is an adversarial system in which the parties (the Office of the Attorney General and the defense) have to confront, under the same opportunities, an impartial judge who will pass a sentence on someone or acquit him/her based on the evidences and arguments. Also, the Public Ministry and the victim can intervene. The first one will safeguard the legal system and the second one will ensure truth, justice and reparation.

Evidence must be submitted at trial (verbally) through witnesses and it will be subjected to a debate and confrontation by the parties who will make an effort to persuade the judge.


[spoiler title=”What is a criminal action?” open=”0″ style=”2″]

A criminal action is a mechanism used to investigate crimes, to accuse and judge a person responsible for the perpetration of an offense (If any).