The San Francisco Public Defender shares achievements and celebrates free defense for all as Gideon v. Wainwright turns 50.
A San Francisco father who spent more than a month behind bars for battery was acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A San Francisco jury acquitted a man of seven counts of attempted murder after evidence showed that the fire he caused in 2010 was the unintended result of a botched suicide attempt, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A 50-year-old man was acquitted of a Castro Street battery after footage of the confrontation revealed he acted in self defense while cornered and intimidated by two men, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A woman wrongly accused of domestic violence after struggling to get her drunken boyfriend onto a bus was cleared of all charges by a San Francisco jury Wednesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Public Defender honored for innovative programs, ‘speaking truth to power.’
Most inmates in our jail are there because they’re poor.
Read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed on the Chronic Inebriate Court .
A Spanish man whose romantic holiday to San Francisco ended in a nearly seven week jail stint has been freed after a jury acquitted him of battery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A profile of San Francisco’s Behavior Health Court, a collaboration between the San Francisco Public Defender, DA and Probation Department.