Jeff Adachi to Receive Youth Champion Award

For advocating for justice on behalf of young Bayview Hunters Point residents, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will receive the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic’s Youth Champion Award.

SF Man’s Case Challenges Money Bail

Retiree accused of stealing $5 and cologne remains jailed on $350,000 bond

Fund Launched to Help Immigrants Fight Deportation

The Immigration Defense Fund will provide grants to fund expert witness testimony in immigration cases handled by low-cost and pro bono attorneys.

Cheerleader Thrown Through Third Story Window Acquitted of Felonies

A former San Francisco State University cheerleader thrown through the glass window of a high rise dorm was acquitted of a slew of felony charges after a jury determined he stabbed his attacker in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

SF Public Defender Issues Statement on Possible DACA Elimination

“The elimination of the DACA program will potentially affect thousands of young and productive San Franciscans who were brought to this country as children.”

Public Defender: Know Your Rights If Arrested This Weekend

In advance of several protests across the Bay Area this weekend, San Francisco Public Defenders are reminding residents of their legal rights if detained or arrested by law enforcement. We’ll also be on hand as legal observers at Saturday’s action at Crissy Field.

Thousands of SF Youth to Receive Backpacks, Resources in Back-to-Back Events

To ensure local students start the academic year with the tools needed for success, 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.

Road Rage Incident Results in Acquittal, Dropped Charges

A roadside scuffle between a Safeway delivery driver and an off-duty Muni driver resulted in the deliveryman being cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Launches Unit to Combat Booking Bias

San Francisco—Police booking charges play an outsized role in creating the San Francisco justice system’s dramatic racial disparities, a new study reveals, prompting San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi to announce today the formation of a team to scrutinize the early charges for bias. The Pretrial Release Unit, comprised of two deputy public defenders and […]

SF Public Defender Immigration Unit Launches Today

An innovative legal team fighting deportation on behalf of local residents locked in immigration detention launches today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

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