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The duties and responsibilities of the Attorney General are described by common law. the state Constitution, and state statutes.

The Attorney General is South Carolina’s Chief Criminal Prosecutor, Chief Legal Officer and Securities Commissioner.

The South Carolina Constitution defines the Attorney General’s role as “chief prosecuting officer of the State with authority to supervise the prosecution of all criminal cases in courts of record.”

In 1929, a state court broadened that role: “As the chief law officer of the State [the Attorney General] may, in the absence of some express legislative restriction to the contrary, exercise all such power and authority as public interests may, from time to time, require, and may institute, conduct and maintain all such suits and proceedings as he deems necessary for the enforcement of the laws of the State, the preservation of order, and the protection of public rights.”

 

As Chief Criminal Prosecutor, the Attorney General:

  • Represents the State in all death penalty appeals in both state and federal courts;
  • Prosecutes cases of Internet crimes against children, including those involving
  • Prosecutes all cases of insurance fraud;
  • Prosecutes violations of State’s tax laws;
  • Investigates and prosecutes cases of Medicaid fraud, patient abuse, and provider fraud
  • Prosecutes cases of Internet crimes against children, including those involving
  • Prosecutes all cases of insurance fraud;

As Chief Legal Officer, the Attorney General:

  • Represents the State in all death penalty appeals in both state and federal courts;
  • Prosecutes cases of Internet crimes against children, including those involving
  • Prosecutes all cases of insurance fraud;
  • Prosecutes violations of State’s tax laws;
  • Investigates and prosecutes cases of Medicaid fraud, patient abuse, and provider fraud
  • Prosecutes cases of Internet crimes against children, including those involving
  • Prosecutes all cases of insurance fraud;

The Attorney General is South Carolina’s Chief Criminal Prosecutor, Chief Legal Officer and Securities Commissioner.

The South Carolina Constitution defines the Attorney General’s role as “chief prosecuting officer of the State with authority to supervise the prosecution of all criminal cases in courts of record.”

In 1929, a state court broadened that role: “As the chief law officer of the State [the Attorney General] may, in the absence of some express legislative restriction to the contrary, exercise all such power and authority as public interests may, from time to time, require, and may institute, conduct and maintain all such suits and proceedings as he deems necessary for the enforcement of the laws of the State, the preservation of order, and the protection of public rights conduct and maintain all such suits and proceeding.

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Columbia, SC

Rembert Dennis Building | 1000 Assembly Street,

Room 519 | Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone: 1-803-734-3970 | Fax: (803) 253-6283

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