HomeSint MaartenSubjects SXMSubjects SXMDirective on the Criminal Procedure: Illegal Firearm/Ammunition Possession In accordance with the current policy of the Public Prosecution Service, anyone found in possession of a firearm for which no authorization has been granted must be arrested. SummonsWhen a case has been scheduled for hearing a summons is drafted and signed by the Public Prosecutor. Summons are generally issued in person by the bailiff or a police officer, and can be to a suspect and witnesses in a case. How can the Public Prosecutor’s Office assist?When visiting the Public Prosecutor’s Office assistance can always be expected, however it is important to note that the Public Prosecution Service only brings Criminal Cases to trial. JASAP: Justice As Soon As PossibleCommon crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism, minor violence or embezzlement can cause a great deal of unrest and requires decisive and well-considered action.