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The Role of the State Attorney General

Attorneys General and Criminal Law, Chapter 17, State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities (2018), Former NAAG Executive Director Chris Toth

All but a very few attorneys general have criminal jurisdiction that is shared to varying degrees with elected District Attorneys.  Attorney General offices therefore have criminal divisions that vary in size and expertise. This Chapter written by the Former Executive Director of NAAG, Chris Toth who is himself a former District Attorney from Indiana, summarizes the various criminal jurisdictions of state attorneys general.