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.

Viewpoints: Criminal Defense Attorneys Deserve Some Respect

Read San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-ed in the Sacramento Bee.

Man Acquitted After Punch Causes Serious Injury

A man accused of causing an acquaintance’s serious head injury has been acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Overcharged Case Cut Down to Size by Jury

A man facing more than a decade behind bars after police forced him to go to the hospital has been largely acquitted in the grossly overcharged case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Laura’s Law Can Help Decriminalize Mental Illness

In an Op-Ed, Jeff Adachi expresses support for the responsible implementation of Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

Trial Attorneys Wanted

SF Public Defender is hiring deputy public defenders.

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