When the attorney general represents the state, If state docs are fraudulent what is atorney gens. duty

Asked over 1 year ago - Honolulu, HI

If the state is guilty of fraud or discrimination what are the responsibility of the office of the attorney General?

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  1. Loren Karl Tilley II

    Contributor Level 8

    Answered . It depends what docs are fraudulent, and to whom you are asking the State owes a duty. Generally, the AG represents the State as an entity, rather than individual citizens. Often people sue the State for things that the State did wrong, and it is the AG who tries to protect the State by attempting to disprove the allegations. On the other hand, the AG also prosecutes crimes, and sometimes advocates on behalf of victims. Without more information as to what your situation entails, it is hard to give any more exact answer. If you feel the State or one of its employees wronged you, it would likely be a good idea to consult your own attorney rather than just relying on the AG to do take action.

    Any response is general information only and is not intended, and does not constitute, legal advice.

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