Tell the City: Immigrants Deserve Due Process!

Protect Sanctuary City–ask San Francisco leaders to fund deportation defense through the public defender’s office!

Jury Acquits Homeless Man in Brass Knuckles Case

A jury acquitted a man of possessing brass knuckles after his public defender argued he was unfairly targeted for arrest because he was poor, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Massage Therapist Acquitted of Sexual Battery

A popular massage therapist accused of inappropriately touching a client’s breasts has been cleared of wrongdoing, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Woman Acquitted of Post-Strip Club Attack on Friend

A 25-year-old woman accused of attacking her designated driver after a drunken night at a strip club was acquitted of all charges after a jury determined she acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today

SF Double Murder Convictions Overturned on Appeal

A state appeals court on Friday overturned a mentally ill San Francisco man’s murder convictions after a judge found his trial continued despite his grave disability, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

SF Public Defender Statement on Protecting Immigrants

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement to increase deportations and cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.

SF Public Defender Statement on Immigration Budget Proposal

Supervisors are considering a $1.5 million budget supplemental for immigration-related legal services, which does not include funding deportation defense through the Public Defender’s Office.

Woman Acquitted of Menacing Neighbors

A woman accused of threatening, beating, and chasing her neighbor in a car has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Attorney Fights For Immigrants Stuck in Limbo

SF Examiner profiles our immigration attorney, Francisco Ugarte.

Acquittal, Hung Jury For Man at Center of BART Video

A young man shown on video in a physical confrontation with BART police has been acquitted of four counts of battery on a police officer, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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