United States Attorney

Definition - What does United States Attorney mean?

The United States Attorney is appointed by the President and they generally have a term of four years. The US Attorney is responsible for taking cases that violate the laws of the federal government within their jurisdiction. The US Attorney can try both civil and criminal cases.

Justipedia explains United States Attorney

In total, there are 93 US District Attorneys who represent the government in their jurisdiction. They are responsible for the hiring of assistant district attorneys who are otherwise known as the prosecution in criminal cases in their particular jurisdiction.

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