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The Attorney General is the person responsible for prosecuting most criminal and civil cases for the U.S. Government. The attorney general is aalso responsible for defending the state against civil or criminal suits. Attorney Generals are typically elected by popular vote. The Attorney general also is responsible for providing legal advice to state governments. The Attorney General is responsible for protecting the rights of the citizens within their geographical regions.

What Role Does the Attorney General Play in an FDCPA Case?

The Attorney General is responsible for protecting the rights of the individuals within their jurisdictions. If creditors are bothering you, the Attorney General can file charges against them if they are in violation of the FDCPA. The Attorney General should not be the first person you contact. You should try to settle problems directly with your creditors or go through a private attorney before contacting the Attorney General for assistance.

How Can an Attorney Help?

An attorney can give you legal advice about your rights under the FDCPA. Your attorney may be able to negotiate with creditors on your behalf. In most cases a private attorney can resolve FDCPA violations without the need of litigation. An attorney can also advise you when it is appropriate to contact the Attorney General in your state for assistance. If creditors are harassing you and your attorney is unable to assist you, the Attorney General may be willing to try your case and initiate legal proceedings against your creditors if they are in violation of the FDCPA.

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