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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,...

“Habeas” lawsuits demand release of 10 detained immigrants transferred out of...

SF Public Defender, immigrant rights groups escalate legal pressure on Trump admin as anger over abrupt transfers mounts. San Francisco - Local immigration attorneys filed...

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...

Public Defenders Win 5 Acquittals in Single Afternoon

Jurors deliberating in five separate felony trials returned with five acquittals in a single afternoon, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Study: Public Defender’s Pilot Program Curtails Pretrial Incarceration, Saves Costs

San Francisco—An innovative pilot program through the San Francisco Public Defender’s office has saved nearly a million dollars of taxpayer money and thousands of...

Public Defender’s Pretrial Unit Slashes Jail Stays: Study

By Evan Sernoffsky SF Chronicle David, a 76-year-old Vietnam veteran, found himself in San Francisco County Jail in mid-January after a fight with his abusive partner....

Matt Gonzalez, Francisco Ugarte Named Defenders of the Year

Matt Gonzalez and Francisco Ugarte, whose client Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of murder following a high profile trial last year, have been named Defenders of the Year by the California Public Defenders Association.

10 Things Starbucks Could Do to Combat Racism

Read Jeff Adachi's piece on Medium.

California’s District Attorneys Must Work to End Money Bail

Read the SF Public Defender's op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner.

SFPD Whistleblower Claims Retaliation After Reporting Racial, Religious Harassment

A police officer of Afghan descent alleges he is the target of retaliation after reporting racial and religious discrimination at the hands of his San Francisco Police Department colleagues, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.