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.

Case Dismissed Against Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Criminal charges against an unarmed man shot on the steps of his home by San Francisco police officers investigating a noise complaint were dropped today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Judge Tosses Most Charges Against SFPD Shooting Victim

Public Defender calls on DA to drop remaining charges against Sean Moore.

Attempted Murder Trial Ends In No Convictions

An Asian man who claimed he was defending himself from a hate crime when he shot a white partygoer at a 2012 Halloween bash has been acquitted of most charges in the case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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