Line-Up Mix-Up

  San Francisco– A woman wrongly identified as being a member of a “blessing scam” ring was exonerated on Thursday, October 18 after a jury found her not guilty of criminal conspiracy, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced last week. Yiyuan Li, 61, was just about to board an airplane home for China this summer when she […]

Filipinx History Month and the SF Public Defender’s Office

In celebration of Filipinx American History Month (FAHM) the SF Public Defender’s Office spent their Sunday learning about the roots and history of SOMA Pilipinas, the neighborhood where our office is located. With the help of non-profit community organizers like SOMCAN and SOMA Pilipinas the goal is to keep housing affordable for the indigent clients […]

Jury Scrubs Pub Hubbub

San Francisco man acquitted in bar brawl A man who was caring for his ill girlfriend at a bar on Cinco de Mayo when he accidentally struck someone was acquitted of assault and battery charges today after a jury found no proof that he committed a crime, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. John Chmiola, […]

Woman Acquitted of Charges in Alleged Attack on Barista

http://www.sfexaminer.com/wan-acquitted-charges-alleged-attack-barista/

Judge Schulman Denies Racial Bias; Adachi, Camacho Beg to Differ

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-judge-denies-allegations-racial-bias-made-public-defender-adachi/

“Meet Your Public Defender” Event

MEET YOUR PUBLIC DEFENDER San Francisco—Members of the Bay View/Hunter’s Point community are invited to get to know Public Defender Jeff Adachi and his staff on Saturday at our “Meet Your Public Defender” event. “This is a chance for us to meet people from the community and answer any questions they might have about the […]

Skateboarder Not Guilty in Road Rage Incident

San Francisco, CA— A skateboarder who defended himself in a road rage incident between himself and the driver of a SUV was found not guilty on Wednesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. Marcus Huckabee, 31, was charged with battery and vandalism, both misdemeanors, stemming from an incident that occurred on April 4th […]

Judge Tosses Tossed Knife Case

San Francisco, CA— A woman who defended herself against a physical assault had her case dismissed after the trial ended in a hung jury, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.  Mae Richardson, 56, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, stemming from an incident that […]

“Habeas” lawsuits demand release of 10 detained immigrants transferred out of state by ICE

SF Public Defender, immigrant rights groups escalate legal pressure on Trump admin as anger over abrupt transfers mounts. San Francisco – Local immigration attorneys filed a flurry of “Habeas Corpus” petitions in federal district court today, seeking the release of 10 people arbitrarily transferred last week from the West County Detention Facility in Richmond to […]

The Right to Plea No Contest in a Criminal Case

NOTE: This op-ed will appear in Friday’s Daily Journal to declare that we have the right to plead no contest, a right that San Francisco courts have denied our clients. While it is true that the taking of a no contest plea is subject to the court’s permission, I argue that their decision to deny […]

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