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A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it. ~ HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts


Welcome to the website of the Public Prosecution Service of Sint Maarten, better known as “the Prosecutor’s Office”. I invite you to have a look around. Here you can find answers to many of your questions, take note of our guidelines, gain insight into our organization, there is plenty to see and read. We would like to show you that the Public Prosecutor’s Office is fully committed to making the society of St. Maarten safer for you as well.

More information about our daily work can be found on our facebook page. If you would like more personal contact, you are more than welcome to visit us at the walk-in consultancy at our office from 10.00 to 12.00 hours on every last Thursday of the month.

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When a case has been scheduled for hearing a summons is drafted and signed by the Public Prosecutor. The name and address of the person requested to appear before the court is printed on the summons, as well as the date and time of the hearing, and the charges being brought against the suspect …..

Common crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism, minor violence or embezzlement can cause a great deal of unrest and requires decisive and well-considered action. The method Justice As Soon As Possible (JASAP) was launched in August 2019….

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I file charges against someone?2019-07-14T22:56:36-04:00

An official complaint should be filed at the police department. Therefore, visit the police station in order to file your charges.

How can I remove a tenant who refuses to leave my property by eviction or force?2019-07-14T22:58:08-04:00

Property disputes are Civil litigations. Country St. Maarten has a rent committee, which can assist with legal proceedings: rentboard22@gmail.com / +1721 5420145 / +1721 5420154.

How to file a restraining order against someone who is harassing or threatening?2019-07-14T22:59:42-04:00

A restraining order cannot be obtained through criminal law, by extension the Public Prosecution Service, instead it can be obtained through a civil litigation. Contact a lawyer who can start legal proceedings in court.

How to retrieve property confiscated by the police?2019-07-14T23:03:02-04:00

A motivated request must be sent to the Public Prosecution Service with an indication of when and what objects were confiscated and the reason for retrieval. Don’t forget to mention your own contact details: where and how can we best reach you?

When are visiting hours at the prison?2019-07-14T23:06:33-04:00

Point Blanche Prison:
Thursdays 9:00am-12:00noon and 2:00pm-4:00pm (Males only)
Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00noon and 2:00pm-4:00pm (Females only)

Philipsburg holding cells:
Mondays 9:00am-12:00noon and 2:00pm-4:00pm

What documents are required when visiting the prison?2019-07-14T23:07:53-04:00

A visitor must present a form of identification (e.g. passport, ID).

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