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.

Budget Overview

The total proposed operating budget for the Office of the Public Defender is $5,484,562. This is a increase of $894,564 (+16.3%) from the previous year. The number of authorized positions (jobs) is proposed to decrease from 46 to 45 (-2.2%).

FY2025 Proposed Budget Book – Office of the Public Defender

Budget Briefing

The office had its FY2025 budget briefing on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 3:00pm.

Budget Briefing: Office of the Public Defender – 05/09/24

Committee of Purview

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

Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee