• The first Latino top attorney in his Office, LA County Public Defender Ricardo García has won the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (APABA) Trailblazer-in-the-Law Award.

  • For the first time in the LA County Public Defender’s Office, two paralegals have been commended by the State Senate for their “exemplary record of contribution to the people of California.”

  • High on methamphetamines, the man in his 50s exchanged heated words with his neighbors, then drove his car toward the couple.

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.

The cannabis law, Prop. 64

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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