Man Acquitted of Chair Attack in Main Library

A man accused of attacking an unsuspecting library patron with a chair has been acquitted of all charges after evidence pointed to a case of mistaken identity, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

California Must Revise Its Unfair System For Bail

Bay Area public defenders speak out on bail reform.

Kwixuan Maloof to be Honored by Black Lawyers Association

Kwixuan Maloof, a managing attorney in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, will be honored for his role in protecting the constitutional rights of the Bay Area’s poorest residents, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Fleeing Abuse Victim Cleared of DUI

A bleeding and bruised woman who fled her attacker after a night of drinking was acquitted of DUI after a jury determined it was necessary for her to drive away in order to escape grave harm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

World Series Reveler Not Guilty of Arson

A 22-year-old man arrested for setting a dumpster fire in the chaotic hours after the San Francisco Giants clinched the 2012 World Series has been acquitted of arson and battery on an officer, Deputy Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Anxious Dad Not Guilty of Ramming Cab

An anxious young father who chased after a taxi while seeking information about his sick child has been cleared of a slew of felonies that threatened to send him to prison for more than 10 years, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

A Setback for Fair Trials in Criminal Cases

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi makes the case against SB 794 in a Daily Journal op-ed.

NO on SB 794 – Save The Right To An Impartial Jury

What is SB 794? Update #2 -05/19/14: SB 794 has been assigned to the California Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety. Your help is critically needed—now more than ever. Tell state assembly members that our right to a fair trial is too important to lose! Update–1/28/14: SB 794 is headed to the California Assembly after narrowly […]

Man Who Falsely Admitted Shooting Cleared by Forensics

A man accused of a fatal 2012 shooting was acquitted of all charges Monday after police used a controversial interrogation technique to elicit a false confession that was contradicted by physical evidence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Public Defenders Won 62% of Felony Trials in 2013

Annual Report and Calendar highlight a year of accomplishment.

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