Attorney General of New Hampshire
|New Hampshire Attorney General|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$24,507,679|
|Authority:||New Hampshire Constitution, Article 46|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
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Under Article 46:
All judicial officers, the attorney general, and all officers of the navy, and general and field officers of the militia, shall be nominated and appointed by the governor and council...
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The duties of the attorney general include:
- Acts as attorney for the state in all criminal and civil cases in the supreme court in which the state is interested, and in the prosecution of persons accused of crimes punishable with death or imprisonment for life.
- Exercises general supervision of the criminal cases pending before the state supreme and superior courts, and
- With the aid of the county attorneys, the Attorney General enforces the criminal laws of the state
- Has the power to collect uncollected debts owed to the state
There are two primary divisions within the Office of the Attorney General.
- The Division of Public Protection
- The Division of Legal Counsel
Office of the Attorney General
The attorney general is required by statute to nominate a Deputy and a Director of Administration. He or she is also permitted to nominate Assistant and Senior Assistant Attorneys General, as well as Criminal Justice and Consumer Protection Investigators; provided there is money appropriated in biennium budget for such positions. Additionally, in the interest of the public welfare, the attorney general is permitted to delegate the authority of the office to the Deputy and Assistant Attorneys General as he or she sees fit.
The Attorney General of New Hampshire is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws. The Attorney General's office handles the whole complaint process and prosecuting all offenses regardless if it is civil or criminal. The first step if a person or committee may violate New Hampshire's campaign finance laws is to file a complaint with the State Attorney General. 
The budget for the Department of Justice in Fiscal Year 2013 was $24,507,679.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
- Michael Delaney, Attorney General of New Hampshire
- Governor of New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Secretary of State
- Nashua Patch, "Foster is now Attorney General," May 15, 2013
- New Hampshire Department of Justice "About Us" Accessed September 5, 2012
- New Hampshire General Court "New Hampshire Campaign Finance Law"(Referenced Statute, 664:18, New Hampshire Code)
- New Hampshire General Court, "FY 2012-2013 Appropriations Act," accessed April 16, 2013
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