Thursday, February 15, 2018
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 20 in front of the Hall of Justice as we call for an end to money bail and ensure people know how recent changes to the bail laws will benefit their loved ones. Simultaneous rallies will be held at courthouses across California.
Monday, February 5, 2018
The case of a San Francisco senior citizen accused of stealing $5 and a bottle of cologne from his neighbor reveals the obvious injustice of California’s bail system, and may finally lead to reform.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
A homeless man was acquitted of criminal threats after jurors saw footage of a police officer in the case appearing to intentionally turn off his body camera while talking to the man’s accuser, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Jacque Wilson, a longtime deputy public defender in San Francisco, has been honored for his pro bono work on racial and educational justice in Modesto’s public schools.
A man falsely accused of masturbating in public has been cleared of sex charges after a jury determined he was unloading stolen candy from his trousers, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, January 26, 2018
A case involving a San Francisco retiree jailed for allegedly stealing cologne has sparked a legal decision that promises to transform California’s approach to bail, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, January 19, 2018
After a yearlong legal saga, criminal charges were dismissed Thursday against 11 people arrested after linking themselves together on the Caltrain tracks during an inauguration day protest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
A motorist charged in the 2016 death of a woman crossing Seventh and Market streets in her wheelchair has been acquitted, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
In response to threats from federal immigration enforcement officials, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today vowed to defend undocumented San Franciscans detained in any planned raids.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was found not guilty in the death of Kate Steinle, will be represented by renowned San Francisco attorney J. Tony Serra on federal gun charges.