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 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.

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.

Public Defender Vows to Keep Fighting For Universal Representation

an Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today vowed to keep fighting for due process for immigrants in detention after the mayor struck a deal that fell far short of the $5 million plan to provide attorneys to all immigrants facing deportation.

Man Acquitted in Punching Death

A San Francisco resident charged with fatally punching a man following an argument in line at Peet’s Coffee has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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