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Public Defender’s Office, ACLU, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Call...

San Francisco, CA – In a letter addressed to the Board of Supervisors, the Public Defender’s Office, the ACLU of Northern California (“ACLU-NC”) and...

Unearthed Gun Clouds Death Case

As published in The Recorder, December 18, 2007. By Mike McKee. Eighteen years after Dennis Lawley was sentenced to death, evidence literally unearthed last week in...

Man and His Dog Found Not Guilty of Nighttime Attack

San Francisco, CA – John M., 23 years old, was acquitted yesterday of robbery and aggravated assault with great bodily harm stemming from an...

Jeff Adachi Honored by the Center for Young Women’s Development at...

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be honored alongside two San Francisco community leaders on Thursday, December 6 at...

Three Local Criminal Defense Lawyers To Be Honored With The Public...

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office is proud the announce the recipients of the 2007 Gideon Award: Nina Wilder, Eileen...

Bayview Family Man Acquitted of Resisting Arrest and Battery

San Francisco, CA – Last Wednesday, Ronald Brown, a 43-year-old husband and father of three, was acquitted of two counts of resisting arrest and battery...

Innocent Woman Acquitted of Attempted Murder

SFPD Destroys Physical Evidence During Trial; DA Disregards Exculpatory Evidence San Francisco, CA – San Francisco resident Jerniece Menefee was acquitted of attempted murder and...

Deputy Public Defender Receives The California Wellness Foundation 2007 Peace Prize...

San Francisco, CA – Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee, a 29-year veteran of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, will be honored with the...

Preliminary Hearing To Be Held in Hit-and-Run Case Against Mentally Ill...

San Francisco, CA – The preliminary hearing of Omeed Aziz Popal, 30, is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. on November 7, 2007, at...

Two Men Are Exonerated After Surveillance Camera Tapes Confirm Alibis

San Francisco, CA – Last week, robbery and assault charges against two men were dismissed based, in part, on videotaped evidence from San Francisco...