Carr Provides Update to Legislators on Request for Investigation into Offensive Texts Sent to Mayor Bottoms

ATLANTA,GA – On April 23, 2020, several members of the Georgia General Assembly requested the Office of the Attorney General to undertake an investigation regarding certain offensive text messages sent to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms which purportedly connected to a state e-mail account.

Carr Commends the United States Supreme Court for Protecting Religious Liberty

Attorney General Chris Carr commended the United States Supreme Court for protecting the religious liberty of faith-based organizations and all citizens in two decisions issued yesterday, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru

Consumer Alert: How to Buy a Car Without Getting Taken for a Ride

ATLANTA, GA – Are you ready for a new set of wheels? Next to buying a home, a vehicle is the biggest purchase most people will make, and once you sign a contract, there is typically no turning back. So, it’s crucial that you do your homework up-front.

Information Regarding Damaging, Destroying, Replacing or Removing Monuments

ATLANTA, GA - The Office of the Attorney General is providing the following information related to damaging, destroying, replacing or removing monuments as embodied by the General Assembly in Georgia law.

Carr’s Coalition Prevails in Protecting Free Exercise Rights, Reversing Montana Decision Striking Down School Choice Program

ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that his office has prevailed in protecting free exercise rights and reversing a Montana Supreme Court decision which struck down an important school choice program. In September of 2019, the Office of Attorney General co-led a coalition with Oklahoma in filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the coalition’s position.

Carr Echoes Significance of Georgia DPH Report, Georgia Could Be Experiencing a Rise in Overdoses  

ATLANTA, GA – New data from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) indicates that Georgia may be experiencing an increase in drug overdoses that overlaps with the emergence of COVID-19.

Carr Commends House and Senate Passage of SB 394 to Help AG Crack Down on Human Trafficking, Elder Exploitation and Medicaid Fraud

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr commends the Georgia House and Senate passage of SB 394 which will provide the Office of the Attorney General more tools to combat human trafficking, elder exploitation and Medicaid fraud.

Carr Leads AG Letter to Washington Leaders Condemning Defund the Police, Backing Law Enforcement

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr led a 17-state coalition in sending a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Barr, Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy and Schumer condemning the Defund the Police movement and backing law enforcement in order to make all Americans safer and restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Appointment of a Substitute in the Event of a District Attorney Absence or Disqualification

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General is providing the following information as it relates to the appointment of substitute in the event a district attorney is absent or disqualified from a case. In Georgia, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 15-18-5, the Office of the Attorney General can appoint another prosecutor if a district attorney disqualifies himself/herself or a court disqualifies him/her. An excerpt from the Official Code of Georgia Annotated is listed below for reference.

Carr Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Encourages Georgians to Learn Signs of Elder Abuse

ATLANTA, GA – Some statistics show that at least one in ten adults over 65 will be the victim of some type of abuse in a given year. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to learn how to recognize the signs of elder abuse and know where to report it.