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Jury Hung in Twin Peaks Homicide Case

San Francisco—The jury hung 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal in a case involving a man who defended himself against a group...

C.H.W.B: Coming Home While Black

A person of color who was prosecuted after he was barred entry to his own apartment building by a security guard that...

SF Public Defender’s Office honored with “Champions Public Defense” Award

Los Angeles—The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office was honored with the prestigious “Champions of Public Defense” Award on Friday from the National...

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...