The Greene County Attorney is the chief legal representative and adviser for the county.
The County Attorney:
- Prosecutes all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
- Provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
- Represents and defends the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
- Recovers all monies (debts, fines, penalties, child support, etc.) owing to the state, county or school district.
- Presents all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.
The County Attorney is not, in his or her official capacity, a lawyer for private groups or persons.
The County Attorney DOES NOT:
- Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
- File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
- Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.