Charlie Crist was elected Florida's first Republican Attorney General on November 5, 2002. On his first day in office, January 7, 2003, Crist launched Floridas first-ever hotline designed exclusively to address complaints of fraud. Thousands of calls have been processed by Fraud Hotline personnel. During his first year in office, Crist worked with the Florida Legislature to pass landmark legislation in the areas of civil rights, prescription drug adulteration and identity theft.
The Dr. Marvin Davies Civil Rights Act of 2003 provides the Florida Attorney General with authority similar to that of the U.S. Attorney General to prosecute patterns and practices of discrimination.
Prescription drugs must now have documentation of authenticity when being sold at wholesale, preventing the sale of bogus medication. Identity theft now carries significant penalties thanks to the new law designed to fight the rise in this growing area of crime. For his efforts on behalf of the civil rights legislation, Crist was presented with the Marvin Davies Civil Rights Award by the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches in January, 2004.
Crist serves as one of three members of the State Cabinet who, along with the Governor, oversees several policy areas such as the environment, law enforcement, veterans, growth management, highway safety/motor vehicles, revenue and finance. As Attorney General, Crist is committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Florida. His priorities are to ensure the safety and security of all Floridians, fight to protect consumers from fraud, and save the natural environment that makes Florida such a wonderful place to live and visit.
Main office mailing address
Office of Attorney General Charlie Crist
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Main office telephone numbers
Citizens Services: 850-414-3990
Florida Relay/TDD: 800-955-8771
Florida Toll Free: 1-866-966-7226
SunCom Fax: 210-1630
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