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COVID-19 – San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Responds

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In response to the serious public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our office has been leading the way in...

SF Jury Acquits Woman Accused of Violating a Restraining Order | Ex...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Woman Accused of Violating a Restraining...

SF Jury Acquits Homeless Man of Arson of Russian Hill Residence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2021 CONTACT: San Francisco Public Defender’s Office – Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org – (628)249-7946 ** PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Homeless Man of Arson...

Public Defender Integrity Unit Speaks Out about Lack of Police Transparency...

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Zac Dillon of our Integrity Unit was quoted in the Examiner and Mission Local when he spoke at the September 1, 2021, meeting of...

16 Public Defender Clients Graduate Behavioral Health Court Amidst Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** 16 Public Defender Clients Graduate Behavioral Health Court First...

San Francisco Public Defender calls for release of Ricardo Vasquez Cruz,...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** San Francisco Public Defender calls for release of Ricardo...

Jury Mandering | Balancing the Scales of Justice | SF Weekly...

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On August 12, 2021, SF Weekly featured as its cover story - Jury-Mandering: San Francisco may soon pilot a new program aimed at balancing...

SF Jury Acquits Man of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence | Case of...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office – pubdef-mediarelations@sfgov.org – (628)249-7946 ** PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Man of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence ...

SF Jury Acquits Graffiti Artist of Assault Charges Stemming from Vigilante...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Graffiti Artist of Assault Charges Stemming...

SF Jury Acquits Young Woman of Child Endangerment and Reckless Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Young Woman of Child Endangerment and Reckless...

New CA Bill Pilots Higher Compensation for Low-Income Jurors in San...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: Valerie Ibarra - SF Public Defender’s Office - (628) 249-7946 - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org; Anne Stuhldreher - SF Financial Justice...