SF Double Murder Convictions Overturned on Appeal

A state appeals court on Friday overturned a mentally ill San Francisco man’s murder convictions after a judge found his trial continued despite his grave disability, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

SF Public Defender Statement on Protecting Immigrants

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement to increase deportations and cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.

SF Public Defender Statement on Immigration Budget Proposal

Supervisors are considering a $1.5 million budget supplemental for immigration-related legal services, which does not include funding deportation defense through the Public Defender’s Office.

Woman Acquitted of Menacing Neighbors

A woman accused of threatening, beating, and chasing her neighbor in a car has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Attorney Fights For Immigrants Stuck in Limbo

SF Examiner profiles our immigration attorney, Francisco Ugarte.

Acquittal, Hung Jury For Man at Center of BART Video

A young man shown on video in a physical confrontation with BART police has been acquitted of four counts of battery on a police officer, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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.

Why We Should Provide Lawyers to Immigrants Facing Deportation

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants is an attack on thousands of San Francisco families. The most effective way to defend them? Arm them with lawyers.

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.

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