Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise That The Accused Deserve a Lawyer

On the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the right to counsel.

March 19 Summit to Tackle SF’s Tough Issues

Discussion includes poor people’s justice, bail reform, forced treatment for alcoholics, mentally ill.

Eight Jurors Aren’t Better Than 12

Shrinking juries to save money is no bargain, Jeff Adachi argues in this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Man Acquitted of Selling Drugs, Eating $20

Jury refuses to swallow officer’s story.

Man Acquitted of Battery After Date At Strip Clubs Goes Awry

A man whose night of revelry in North Beach ended in an altercation and arrest was acquitted of misdemeanor domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Sexual Assault After Retrial

A 22-year-old sandwich shop employee accused of tackling and groping a female customer nearly a year ago has been acquitted of sexual assault charges following his second trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Aspiring Castro ‘Naked Guy’ Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A 48-year-old man whose attempt to fit in with Castro nudists ended in his arrest was acquitted of indecent exposure following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jennifer Johnson Honored With Mental Health Award

San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Jennifer Johnson has been honored by state officials and mental health leaders for her championing efforts to end criminalization of individuals with mental illness.

Former Restaurant Manager Found Not Guilty of Burglary, Theft

A 29-year-old man on trial for burglarizing his former workplace was quickly acquitted after jurors learned that police failed to properly investigate the crime, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Mo’ MAGIC Director Honored By Civil Rights Group

For her work empowering youth in the Western Addition, Mo’ MAGIC Director Sheryl Davis will be honored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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