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Read about LA County Public Defender Ricardo García’s thoughts on the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright in today’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times....

The Los Angeles County Public Defender strongly supports Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executions in California, a historic step for criminal justice reform in the state....

On a recent Saturday, about 40 LA County Public Defender lawyers, paralegals and support staff pored through countless boxes of court cases with a single mission....

After reports of continued abuse, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a phased elimination of chemical spray in juvenile facilities by year’s end. The action came after testimony....

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....