Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A homeless man who was arrested for stealing a city maintenance truck was acquitted of all charges after a jury determined he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a 40,000-member bar association devoted to ensuring due process for those accused of crimes.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
San Francisco, CA — As families feel the squeeze of San Francisco’s exorbitant cost of living, the San Francisco Public Defender’s MAGIC programs will distribute backpacks stuffed with school supplies to more than 3,500 children and youth during two August events. Saturday, Aug. 6 Western Addition Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway. 10 am. -2 p.m. […]
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The governor tries to strongarm the people and their elected representatives on peremptory challenges. Jeff Adachi speaks out in an op-ed.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A woman accused of climbing nine stories up a fire escape in heels to burglarize a high rise apartment was acquitted of felony charges after her attorney argued the predicament was the result of a liaison gone wrong, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
In light of recent developments and for the second time in two months, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today urged the California Attorney General to open a civil rights investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Hellenic Law Society of Northern California will honor San Francisco Public Defender with its Athenian Award for dedicated public service and commitment to democratic values benefiting the entire community.
Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker at the May 25 event. Register now!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Read Deputy Public Defender Vilaska Nguyen’s op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Nearly three quarters of people cited under San Francisco’s smoking ordinance last year were black, a pattern that San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi says shows discriminatory enforcement by police.