SF Public Defender Immigration Unit Launches Today

An innovative legal team fighting deportation on behalf of local residents locked in immigration detention launches today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Case Dismissed Against Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Criminal charges against an unarmed man shot on the steps of his home by San Francisco police officers investigating a noise complaint were dropped today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Judge Tosses Most Charges Against SFPD Shooting Victim

Public Defender calls on DA to drop remaining charges against Sean Moore.

Lawyers for Immigrants: Why California Must Lead the Way

California helped reshape our national understanding of justice in our criminal courts. As New York and other cities and counties throughout the country do their part, it is time for California to step up again.

Attempted Murder Trial Ends In No Convictions

An Asian man who claimed he was defending himself from a hate crime when he shot a white partygoer at a 2012 Halloween bash has been acquitted of most charges in the case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Mission District Burglary

A homeless man desperate for shelter was acquitted of burglary after a jury determined he lacked the intent to steal when he entered a Mission District residence last year, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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

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