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Unequal Justice in the Age of Reform

Drugs arrests are way down. But racial disparities remain sky high. Read Jeff Adachi's op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner.

Rallies Across CA Courts Tuesday 2/20 to Lift Up New Changes...

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 20 in front of the Hall of Justice as we call for an end to money bail and ensure people know how recent changes to the bail laws will benefit their loved ones. Simultaneous rallies will be held at courthouses across California.

He Stole $5 and Cologne. Bail was Set at $350,000

The case of a San Francisco senior citizen accused of stealing $5 and a bottle of cologne from his neighbor reveals the obvious injustice of California's bail system, and may finally lead to reform.

Man Acquitted After Officer Turns Off Body Cam

A homeless man was acquitted of criminal threats after jurors saw footage of a police officer in the case appearing to intentionally turn off his body camera while talking to the man’s accuser, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Deputy Public Defender Honored for Work in Schools

Jacque Wilson, a longtime deputy public defender in San Francisco, has been honored for his pro bono work on racial and educational justice in Modesto’s public schools.

Man With Sweet Tooth Handling Candy, Not Penis

A man falsely accused of masturbating in public has been cleared of sex charges after a jury determined he was unloading stolen candy from his trousers, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Court’s Game-Changing Decision on Bail Based on SF Man’s Case

A case involving a San Francisco retiree jailed for allegedly stealing cologne has sparked a legal decision that promises to transform California’s approach to bail, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

One Year Later, Charges Dismissed Against Anti-Trump Protestors

After a yearlong legal saga, criminal charges were dismissed Thursday against 11 people arrested after linking themselves together on the Caltrain tracks during an inauguration day protest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Driver Acquitted in Market Street Pedestrian Death

A motorist charged in the 2016 death of a woman crossing Seventh and Market streets in her wheelchair has been acquitted, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Vows to Defend San Franciscans Detained in Planned ICE...

In response to threats from federal immigration enforcement officials, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today vowed to defend undocumented San Franciscans detained in any planned raids.