1. Prosecution of all Criminal cases (e.g. homicides and other offences against the person, rape and other sexual offences, financial crimes, money laundering offences, illegal drug possession, offences relating to property and dishonesty, forgery, criminal libel and conspiracy) from inception to the trial stage.
  2. Represent the Crown in Criminal Appeals at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Court of Appeal. Also, to ensure that the Crown is adequately represented on appeals to Her Majesty in Council, i.e. the Privy Council.
  3. Advise and guide the police in their investigation of cases.
  4. Advise the Police on all criminal matters.
  5. Provide direction, guidance and advice to the prosecutors in handling summary cases. This would include on-going training of police prosecutors.
  6. Provide opinions and advice to other government agencies or Departments on matters which have implications for the criminal law (eg Customs, Coast Guard).
  7. Serve as the Central Authority in matters of Mutual Legal Assistance.