Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A woman charged with child endangerment after a hit-and-run driver fatally struck her 2-year-old niece as the family crossed against a traffic light was acquitted of all charges today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Monday, June 29, 2015
The American Bar Association has selected the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office for its 2015 Hodson Award for Public Service.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Welcome to the plea agreement. It can be a Faustian bargain, but it’s also a constant presence in our criminal justice system.
Friday, June 19, 2015
San Francisco, CA — Prosecutors on Thursday dropped all charges against an Uber driver accused of assaulting a passenger and smacking the gold iPhone from his hand, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Why courts deserve the same public scrutiny as cops–an article by Felony Manager Manohar Raju.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
While citizens demand answers for the police killings of unarmed men of color nationally, an everyday injustice continues unabated in San Francisco: the profiling of African American women.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
San Francisco Public Defender Immigration Attorney Francisco Ugarte will be honored at a May 14 ceremony for his work empowering women facing deportation.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A visually impaired man who was temporarily blinded in a vicious attack was acquitted of assaulting a female bar patron after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.