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State Attorney vs. District Attorney vs. Attorney General

Discussion in 'Legal Terminology' started by Margash, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Margash Senior Member

    Mexico City
    Spanish - Mexico
    Hi everyone!

    Can someone tell me what is the difference between these three? Would Attorney General be at a federal level; State Attorney, at a state level? What would District Attorney be?

    Thanks!

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  2. Ani79 Senior Member

    Málaga
    English - Ireland
    Attorney General = head legal officer of the government of a state or country

    State Attorney = prosecuting attorney that acts as a state's legal representative

    District Attorney = prosecuting officer of a judicial district, attorney responsible for representing the State in the district courts
     
  3. mrs.f3nd3

    mrs.f3nd3 Junior Member

    California
    México, Spanish
    does anyone know how to say these in spanish? I am trying to see which one of these three would be the best way to say "procuraduria general de justicia".

    Thanks
     
  4. k-in-sc

    k-in-sc Senior Member

  5. Friendly Bob Senior Member

    Spanish
    Attorney General: Procurador(a) General de Justicia de (una entidad geográfica o a nivel federal).

    State Attorney: Fiscal del Estado, involucrado con cuestiones exclusivamente de índole criminal, a diferencia del Procurador General, cuyo campo de acción es más amplio.

    District Attorney: En mi opinión, es aquel al que se le denomina "Agente del Ministerio Público".
     

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