Maine Attorney General’s Office

The duties of the Attorney General are established by the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, Title 5, Chapter 9 (PDF). These statutes direct the attorney General to discharge various responsibilities, including:

  • representing the State and its agencies in civil actions;
  • prosecuting claims to recover money for the State;
  • investigating and prosecuting homicides and other crimes;
  • consulting with and advising the district attorneys;
  • enforcing proper application of funds given to public charities in the State;
  • and giving written opinions upon questions of law submitted by the Governor, Legislature, or state agencies.

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