Public Defender

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 office had their budget briefing on Thursday, May 19, at 11:30am. (video | slides)

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.

FY2023 Proposed Budget Book – Office of the Public Defender

The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee has jurisdiction over the Office of the Public Defender.