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Duties of the Solicitor General | Print |

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE:

  • Prosecutes misdemeanor cases and violations of the county code in state and magistrate court.
     
  • Handles misdemeanor charges such as simple battery, simple assault, stalking, driving under the influence, shoplifting, and criminal trespass.
     
  • Conducts bench trials, jury trials, and hearings in state court and represents the State in appellant matters.
     
  • Negotiates pleas.
     
  • Provides information, resources and support to victims of crime.

     
  • May recommend a sentence of up to twelve months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, misdemeanors and/or probation ($5,000 for High and Aggravated).
     
  • May refer appropriate cases to Pretrial Intervention or Diversion Programs.
     
  • May investigate charges, meet with the arresting officer and interview witnesses to prepare for court.
     
  • Prosecutes cases bound over from Municipal Courts.
     
  • Handles administrative hearings for welfare fraud and child abandonment cases
 
 

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