• In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in Los Angeles County and across our country, we want you to know that our Department is dedicated to helping our clients face the many negative encount

  • Vaccines are free. Immigration status and insurance are not required.

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

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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For inquiries, call:  Toll-Free (833) 699-0262 or (213) 974-2811