A prosecutor is a state official, whose task it is to see to it that the proper statutory sanction is attached to a criminal act. The prosecutors form an independent part of the Finnish judicial administration.

The prosecutors in Finland are organised on two tiers. The prosecution service consists of the Office of the Prosecutor General in Helsinki and of 11 local prosecution offices. Within the authority of the local prosecution offices there are also 23 service bureaus which are functioning as subsidiary offices.

These web pages are provided for purposes of information only. You are advised to obtain legal representation if you do not think that you can otherwise participate in criminal proceedings in a court of law.