Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A man accused of hurling two 40 ounce bottles of Miller High Life at a convenience store clerk was acquitted after video evidence showed he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A San Francisco father was cleared of vandalism and child endangerment charges after jury members determined he was acting to protect his son when he kicked the doors of a fleeing car with the toddler inside, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Register today for our 2013 Public Defender’s Justice Summit!
Monday, March 18, 2013
On the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the right to counsel.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Discussion includes poor people’s justice, bail reform, forced treatment for alcoholics, mentally ill.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Shrinking juries to save money is no bargain, Jeff Adachi argues in this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jury refuses to swallow officer’s story.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A man whose night of revelry in North Beach ended in an altercation and arrest was acquitted of misdemeanor domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, February 11, 2013
A 22-year-old sandwich shop employee accused of tackling and groping a female customer nearly a year ago has been acquitted of sexual assault charges following his second trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.