• You have several voting options that will help you stay safe and healthy. Vote early by dropping your ballot in your mailbox or at any secure ballot Drop Box in LA County. Stay safe and avoid long lin

  • After a decision by Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and APD in partnership with The Bail Project, access to bail services has expanded to all County courts.

  • This month, the first-ever LGBTQ-Plus branch of the Collaborative Court has officially launched at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center downtown LA.

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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