By statute, the General Assembly, statewide elected officials, state department heads, county prosecuting attorneys, and certain other specified officials may seek the opinion of
the Attorney General on questions of law relating to the official’s office and duties. An Attorney General’s opinion is a public document responding to a specific legal question asked by a public official, and we attempt to address
these questions as a court would decide the issue, following significant research. Unlike a court, however, Attorney General opinions cannot decide factual disputes and are non-binding. Neither issuance nor publication of Attorney General opinions
constitutes the provision of legal advice, the establishment of an
attorney-client relationship, or the formation of any other right or
obligation, either to the addressed recipient of the opinion or to any member
or members of the general public.
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and obtaining copies of Missouri Attorney General opinions. Please note: Published opinions are not updated to reflect subsequent
changes in the law, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for thorough,
independent legal research.