No. By law, the Office of the Attorney General may only issue advice or opinions to the the governor, legislature, and any department, board, commission, agency, instrumentality, or officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands regarding legal matters.
The Civil Division only represents government employees and officers in their individual capacity for actions taken during the course and scope of their employment with the Government. The Civil Division also represents departments, boards, agencies, commissions and instrumentalities of the Government of the Virgin Islands. If you are not a government employee or officer, and are being sued in your individual capacity, this is considered a private dispute. You should consult with and seek representation from private counsel.
The Solicitor General Division is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of legal holidays and days when the employees of the Government of the Virgin Islands are granted administrative leave.
No. The Solicitor General Division provides legal advice only to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Executive Branch agencies and all Government of the Virgin Islands Boards and Commissions.
Yes. Part One of the two part Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Statement is made available during office hours to responsible public inquiry. All inquiries are subject to regulations issued by the Attorney General, which shall require at a minimum, but not necessarily be limited to: identification, occupation, address, and telephone number of each person examining the information filed under Part One of the Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Statement, and the reason for each inquiry.
No. While the Parole Board is located within the Solicitor General Division for administrative purposes only, the Parole Board makes all decisions regarding requests for parole.
Criminal charges generally begin with an investigation by a law enforcement agency, usually the Virgin Islands Police Department so, you should start there. If your case involves unique circumstances, our office will assist you in determining the appropriate agency with which to make a report.
If the person is not arrested on site, the matter is referred to the Attorney General’s Office to determine if the facts warrant the filing of a formal complaint. Before such a complaint is filed, the prosecutor must determine whether he or she can prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, and must consider the totality of the circumstances when making this determination.