A 48-year-old man with no criminal history was cleared of vehicle tampering and vandalism charges after a jury determined he was the victim of mistaken identity, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
San Francisco’s new chronic inebriate court misuses the civil contempt process to keep people jailed without trial, a practice that must be abandoned, the California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday.
Annual Report and calendar highlight year of achievements
The San Francisco Public Defender shares achievements and celebrates free defense for all as Gideon v. Wainwright turns 50.
A San Francisco father who spent more than a month behind bars for battery was acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A San Francisco jury acquitted a man of seven counts of attempted murder after evidence showed that the fire he caused in 2010 was the unintended result of a botched suicide attempt, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A 50-year-old man was acquitted of a Castro Street battery after footage of the confrontation revealed he acted in self defense while cornered and intimidated by two men, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
A woman wrongly accused of domestic violence after struggling to get her drunken boyfriend onto a bus was cleared of all charges by a San Francisco jury Wednesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Public Defender honored for innovative programs, ‘speaking truth to power.’
Most inmates in our jail are there because they’re poor.