Below you'll find information about the roles and responsibilities of the Attorney General.
The Arizona State Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state and the office is given authority by our state constitution. The Attorney General is elected to a four-year term but cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The Attorney General's Office addresses and gives legitimate guidance to the majority of State offices; enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws, and prosecutes criminals charged with complicated financial crimes and certain conspiracies that involve illicit drugs. Also, all appeals in the state of Arizona from felony convictions are dealt with by this agency. The Chief legal officer's Office brings and defends claims for the State and prepares formal legal positions at the request of State officials, lawmakers, or county lawyers on issues of law. The chief legal officer has purview over Arizona's Consumer Fraud Act, white-collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, environmental laws, civil rights laws, and crimes committed in more than one jurisdiction. Additionally, the Office of the Attorney General prosecutes cases typically dealt with by county lawyers when they have a conflict.