jeff adachi

California's Bail Bond System in Review?

May 16, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights invites three guests well-prepared to consider whether bail reform is about to be on legislative &/or judicial agendas in 2018 and beyond. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Corrin Rankin, past President of the CA Bail Agents Association. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

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San Francisco is the only city in California where the voters choose their public defender. Since 2002,  the city has elected Jeff Adachi. He comes from a long line of public defenders who have been fighting to give equal representation to those caught up in the criminal justice system. Every year his office takes on more than twenty five thousand clients who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a lawyer.

“San Francisco is the most progressive, pro union, lefty - and I'd probably be the poster boy for that in many ways.”