Jury Acquits Woman of Vehicular Manslaughter

A woman charged with vehicular manslaughter after a freak parking accident was acquitted after evidence pointed to a defective brake pedal rather than negligence, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Former Public Defender Sworn in as SF Judge

Christopher Hite, who spent nearly 18 years as a deputy public defender and was instrumental in developing the San Francisco Public Defender’s racial justice initiatives , was sworn in today as a San Francisco Superior Court judge.

The World of Veterans and Accessible Benefits

Benefits That Help Veterans Who Cannot Work Veterans are people who have done so much for the citizens of the United States. They’ve given their time and strength to wars that have kept people safe. It’s not unusual for veterans to have experienced serious accidents that interfere with their working abilities, though. If you’re a veteran […]

SF Public Defenders Receive National Service Award

The American Bar Association has selected the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office for its 2015 Hodson Award for Public Service.

Charges Dismissed in Uber Assault Case

San Francisco, CA — Prosecutors on Thursday dropped all charges against an Uber driver accused of assaulting a passenger and smacking the gold iPhone from his hand, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Blinded in Brawl Acquitted of Assault

A visually impaired man who was temporarily blinded in a vicious attack was acquitted of assaulting a female bar patron after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Behind the Scenes With An SF Public Defender

A Day in the Life: SF Examiner profiles Deputy Public Defender Tal Klement.

Special Courts Take On Criminal Cases of Veterans Struggling With Trauma

PBS Newshour talks to SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi about the city’s new veterans court.

Video: Deputy Public Defender Unjustly Arrested

San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today released video showing a deputy public defender being unlawfully arrested outside a courtroom as she attempted to protect her client’s right to counsel. The cell phone footage, taken Tuesday afternoon inside the San Francisco’s Hall of Justice , shows San Francisco Police Inspector Brian […]

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