The Office of the Public Defender provides criminal defense services to indigent defendants who are accused of violating city ordinances and misdemeanor traffic laws.
The total proposed operating budget for the Office of the Public Defender is $4,528,113. This is a decrease of $118,173 (-3%) from the previous year. The number of authorized positions (jobs) is proposed to remain the same at 46.
The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee has jurisdiction over the Office of the Public Defender.