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Federal Lawsuit to End Money Bail Presses Forward

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bad Guys–Read Jeff Adachi’s Blog on Medium

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When the presumption of innocence becomes a joke.

Recycler Acquitted of Assault on Men

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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

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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.

Adachi Joins Board of National Criminal Defense Group

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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.

Thousands of SF Students to Get Backpacks, Resources at Two August...

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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...

Op Ed: A Step Backward for Justice Reform

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The governor tries to strongarm the people and their elected representatives on peremptory challenges. Jeff Adachi speaks out in an op-ed.