Nov 06, 2018
Apr 19, 2018 - Jul 19, 2018
The State Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state they are elected to and they typically hold a great deal of responsibility. The State Attorney General prosecutes cases that have are potentially in violation of the state's laws (they normally are not involved with federal prosecution of cases). The State Attorney General provides legal advice for the state governmental offices, and the State Attorney General typically coordinates with the State Police and other law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of crimes. The State Attorney General plays a significant role in setting the legal tone for the state, and also decides whether or not to prosecute a case, as well as what the specific charges will be against the accused. The State Attorney General typically has the authority to decide whether or not to bring a case to a grand jury.