The office of district attorney general, including assistant district attorneys and criminal investigators, is covered by title 8, chapter 7 of Tennessee Code Annotated. Section 16-2-506 of T.C.A. establishes the judicial districts of the trial courts and establishes the number of assistant district attorneys general and criminal investigators in each judicial district. According to T.C.A. §16-2-506, Grainger County is in the 4th judicial district. Secretarial assistance to district attorneys is authorized, but subject to the approval of the executive director of the district attorneys general conference, the comptroller of the treasury, and the commissioner of finance and administration. T.C.A. §8-26-101(2)(G) – (1)(K).
The following acts once affecting Grainger County are no longer in effect but are listed here for historical purposes.
- Acts of 1817, Chapter 65, established solicitorial districts throughout the state. The counties of Hawkins, Grainger, Claiborne and Campbell composed the second solicitorial district.
- Public Acts of 1931, Chapter 64, created the office of assistant attorney general in Grainger County, which at the time was in the second judicial circuit.
- Public Acts of 1975, Chapter 253, created the office of one additional assistant district attorneys general for Grainger County, which at the time was in the second judicial circuit.
- Public Acts of 1977, Chapter 377, created the office of full time assistant district attorney general for Grainger County, which at the time was in the second judicial circuit.
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