Man Acquitted of Attacking Self-Appointed Street Sheriff

A recycler accused of attacking the self-appointed sheriff of a SOMA alley was acquitted of all charges after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

New Trial Granted Over Juror Misconduct

A man convicted last month of three robberies will receive a new trial after a judge found two jurors had poisoned the deliberations with their comments, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

SF Public Defender to Provide Legal Help to Veterans

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office will help scores of homeless and low-income veterans clean up their criminal records and lift outstanding warrants and fines Saturday at East Bay Stand Down, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Murder in Park Death

A man charged with fatally choking a sexual partner during a 2011 encounter in Buena Vista Park was acquitted of murder today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

BMAGIC to Distribute Backpacks, Uniforms to Bayview Kids

In an effort to ensure every student starts school with the tools to succeed, the San Francisco Public Defender’s BMAGIC program will provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies to more than 3,000 youth in the Bayview on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Appeals Court Streamlines Access to Police Misconduct Histories

In a win for defense attorneys and advocates of government transparency, the state appellate court this week strengthened defendants’ access to police misconduct records affecting their right to a fair trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Homeless Man Acquitted After Stabbing Bully

A homeless man who stabbed a bully who had beaten him bloody over a shelter bed was acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender to Provide Immigration Help

In a historic move, the San Francisco Public Defender’s office has hired a full-time civil immigration attorney to help clients facing deportation or similar consequences, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Bail Jumps For Some Offenses, Public Defender Cries Foul

Jeff Adachi speaks out on San Francisco’s seemingly arbitrary bail hikes.

5,000+ SF Kids to Receive Backpacks, Resources At Two August Events

Huge giveaway will be held Aug. 9 in the Western Addition and Aug. 16 in the Bayview.

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