Public Defender Vows to Keep Fighting For Universal Representation

an Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today vowed to keep fighting for due process for immigrants in detention after the mayor struck a deal that fell far short of the $5 million plan to provide attorneys to all immigrants facing deportation.

Man Acquitted in Punching Death

A San Francisco resident charged with fatally punching a man following an argument in line at Peet’s Coffee has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Father Acquitted of Injuring Infant

A new father unjustly accused of fracturing his 3-month-old son’s ribs has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Patricia Lee Wins National Youth Law Award

Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee, who transformed San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice system into a national model of rehabilitation and innovation, has been honored with the Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Leadership Award from the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Federal Lawsuit to End Money Bail Presses Forward

A class action lawsuit seeking to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco will move forward against the city’s sheriff, a federal judge has ruled.

Man Acquitted of Brotherly Burglary

A man accused of breaking into his adopted brother’s apartment has been acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Men Acquitted in Henry Hotel Shooting Death

Two men charged in connection with a 2014 fatal shooting at a Sixth Street hotel were acquitted today after evidence showed they acted to defend a front desk clerk under attack, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Recycler Acquitted of Chasing Condo Resident With Knife

A homeless man accused of attempting to knife a resident who wanted him to leave the area has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Recycler Acquitted of Assault on Men

A homeless man was freed from jail after a jury acquitted him of assaulting two museum employees with a metal rod used to collect recycling, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Cleared of Stealing City Truck

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.

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