A Setback for Fair Trials in Criminal Cases

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi makes the case against SB 794 in a Daily Journal op-ed.

NO on SB 794 – Save The Right To An Impartial Jury

What is SB 794? Update #2 -05/19/14: SB 794 has been assigned to the California Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety. Your help is critically needed—now more than ever. Tell state assembly members that our right to a fair trial is too important to lose! Update–1/28/14: SB 794 is headed to the California Assembly after narrowly […]

Man Who Falsely Admitted Shooting Cleared by Forensics

A man accused of a fatal 2012 shooting was acquitted of all charges Monday after police used a controversial interrogation technique to elicit a false confession that was contradicted by physical evidence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Public Defenders Won 62% of Felony Trials in 2013

Annual Report and Calendar highlight a year of accomplishment.

Man Acquitted of Murder in Fatal Stabbing

A man charged with murder in a 2012 stabbing in the Bayview District was acquitted of all charges today after a jury determined he acted in self-defense against an attacker who had previously bullied and threatened him, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Veteran Acquitted of Arson After Botched Aromatherapy

A Vietnam War veteran whose attempt to de-stress with an aromatherapy candle resulted in a fire was acquitted of arson after spending 10 months in jail, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Attack, Robbery

A man whose fistfight with a gambling buddy was mistaken for a violent mugging has been acquitted of a slew of felonies, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Park-Goer Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A homeless man who was mistaken for a flasher as he attempted to urinate in a Mission District park has been acquitted of indecent exposure, San Francisco Jeff Adachi announced today.

Court Watchdog Group Names Jeff Adachi ‘Elected Official of the Year’

For fighting on behalf of justice for the poor, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will receive the Elected Official of the Year Award from the Vanguard Court Watch, an organization working against wrongful conviction and wasteful spending.

Man Acquitted of Robbing Elderly Woman

A borderline mentally disabled man charged with robbing an elderly woman in 2011 was acquitted after evidence showed he was confused and manipulated by police investigators’ leading questions, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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