• The COVID-19 virus that knows no racial, cultural or socioeconomic boundaries, shines a light on the drastic need for criminal justice reform.

  • LA County Public Defender Ricardo D. Garcia gives an update on how his Office is handling the COVID-19 crisis.

  • The dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in L.A. County announced Feb. 13 signals progress, says LA County Public Defender Ricardo Garcia.

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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