Office of the Attorney General

The Attorney General is South Carolina’s Chief Criminal Prosecutor, Chief Legal Officer and Securities Commissioner. In South Carolina, the Office of the Attorney General was founded on February 5, 1698.

  • Office of the Attorney General Website
  • History of the Office
  • Opinions Archive
  • The Attorney General issues legal opinions to many public officials in South Carolina. When one of these officials presents a legal question in a written request, an Attorney General’s opinion attempts to resolve that legal question as the author believes a court would decide the issue. By statute, the Governor, members of the General Assembly, other elected government officials, state agencies, or people appointed to serve on boards and commissions are entitled to legal advice from the Attorney General’s Office. Above is the link to the Attorney General Opinions Archive.


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