About District Attorney Generals

What is a District Attorney General?
The office of the District Attorney is established by Article II (?), of the Tennessee Constitution which provides that the District Attorney shall be elected by the qualified voters of the district and shall hold office for 8 years. The Duties of the District Attorney are set out in Tennessee Code Annotated 8-7-103.

What does a District Attorney General do?
Simply said, the District Attorney General and his or her staff prosecute all criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of the State of Tennessee.

Who does the District Attorney General work for?
The District Attorney General works for the people of the State of Tennessee and is elected for an eight year term by the qualified voters of their judicial district. District Attorneys are subject to the same ethical standards as any other licensed attorney, in fact more so.

What District am I in?
To find out what district you are in, simply click the following link, then locate and click your county of residence. District Map

Who is the District Attorney for my District?
To find out who the District Attorney General is for your district, simply click the following link, then locate and click your county of residence. District Map

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