Monday, November 19, 2018
Our office is proud to join forces with many criminal justice reform entities as a part of newly-launched Debt Free Justice California. The SF Public Defender’s Office has worked hard to reduce the fines and fees that many people face who have already served their sentence, and also manage to reduce the cases with the most […]
Monday, October 15, 2018
Woman acquitted of charges in alleged attack on barista
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
By Evan Sernoffsky SF Chronicle David, a 76-year-old Vietnam veteran, found himself in San Francisco County Jail in mid-January after a fight with his abusive partner. He had no idea how to get a lawyer, how to get his HIV medication or when he’d even get out. “I had never been to jail and the […]
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Read the SF Public Defender’s op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
California is on the precipice of overhauling its unjust bail system. Now, a group of judges, currently in apology mode over a party where revelers ridiculed incarcerated people of color, is lobbying for a watered down bail reform bill.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
SF Examiner profiles our immigration attorney, Francisco Ugarte.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants is an attack on thousands of San Francisco families. The most effective way to defend them? Arm them with lawyers.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Read Jeff Adachi’s article on the Trump presidency on Medium.
Monday, April 25, 2016
PBS News Hour profiles the San Francisco Public Defender’s innovative Bail Unit.
Friday, February 12, 2016
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