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Public Defender Jeff Adachi Sworn-in For Fifth Term

PUBLIC DEFENDER JEFF ADACHI SWORN IN FOR FIFTH TERM “We’ve come together on this special day/Send a message loud and...

An Innocent Man

Tenants’ Rights Attorney Finally Gets Justice San Francisco—A tenant’s rights attorney who fatally injured a man in self-defense in the...

Bad Samaritans

December 14, 2018: A victim of an attack in the Tenderloin is acquitted for attempted murder San Francisco—A man...

The Time is NOW to Strengthen Miranda Rights For Youth

Patti Lee of our office's Juvenile Unit spoke at a hearing this week about the need to pass legislation to strengthen the rights of children in...

Criminal Justice Reformers Launch “Debt Free Justice California”

Our office is proud to join forces with many criminal justice reform entities as a part of newly-launched Debt Free Justice California. The SF Public...

Jury Rejects Idea That Theft of Socks Should Be A Felony

FELONIOUS FOOTWEAR? Jury rejects idea that theft of socks should be a felony San Francisco—A woman was acquitted of felony robbery charges on Wednesday for taking...

Letter from Public Defender Jeff Adachi to Mayor London Breed

Public Defender Jeff Adachi sent the following letter to London Breed today to oppose an idea being floated to transfer inmates from San Francisco...

Behavioral Health Court Graduation Shines

Apologies for the cliche, but there truly was not a 'dry eye in the house' at today's moving Behavioral Health Court graduation. Clients shared...

Attorney Andrew Ganz Suspended for Prosecutorial Misconduct

*** PRESS RELEASE ***  ATTORNEY ANDREW GANZ SUSPENDED FROM BAR FOR PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices. –Edgar Argo San...

To Quote Queen, We Are The Champions…. Of Public Defense!

SF Public Defender's Office Wins NACDL "Champion of Public Defense" Award We are proud to announce that the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (or...