• A Civil Defense Justice Unit could thwart the downward effect of having a car impounded and not being able to pay rent while in jail, then facing eviction.

  • Diana Teran, LA County Public Defender’s new Law Enforcement Accountability Advisor, monitors gathering concerning deputy and officer-involved deaths.

  • Repeating his comments in Español, Public Defender Ricardo García spoke of the Public Defender’s Immigration Unit during press event on ICE raids.

Changing Lives

Need a better job, benefits or housing? Is your past harming your future? The Public Defender offers many free, record-clearing clinics each month.

Prop. 64: The Cannabis Law

Prop. 64 allows anyone to apply to have their past marijuana-related offenses reduced or expunged. Roughly 200,000 LA County residents are eligible.

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