Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Hosted by Temple Emanu-El. Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP. Followed by a book signing by Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Helen’s books will be available for sale. Video of Sister Helen Prejean speaking at the event: […]
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A San Francisco maintenance man falsely arrested after security guards mistook a piece of hardware he was holding for a weapon has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
An Iraq war veteran with no criminal record was acquitted of punching a 66-year-old woman during a chaotic dance floor melee, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A San Francisco man accused of punching and choking his girlfriend after a 2011 Christmas Eve party was acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A man accused of hurling two 40 ounce bottles of Miller High Life at a convenience store clerk was acquitted after video evidence showed he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A San Francisco father was cleared of vandalism and child endangerment charges after jury members determined he was acting to protect his son when he kicked the doors of a fleeing car with the toddler inside, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Register today for our 2013 Public Defender’s Justice Summit!
Monday, March 18, 2013
On the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the right to counsel.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Discussion includes poor people’s justice, bail reform, forced treatment for alcoholics, mentally ill.