Motorist Acquitted in Hit and Run of Jaywalker

A motorist who struck a jaywalker while trying to park on Mission Street was acquitted of hit-and-run after a jury determined he had no knowledge he hit anyone and fled because he believed he was being attacked by a mob, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

From Mental Illness to Music and a Standing Ovation

The LA Times writes a follow-up piece on our talented client and the Behavioral Health Court’s 10th anniversary.

Mental Health Court Helps Save a Troubled Talent

A talented young violinist’s descent into mental illness and crime is checked by generosity and San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. Now Kim Knoble is playing again.

Man Acquitted in Japantown Murder

A man accused of executing a rival gang member in Japantown earlier this year has been found not guilty of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Disabled Man Freed After Jury Hangs

A disabled man who claimed he was defending himself by sticking his attacker with a knife will be freed today after jurors deadlocked, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Pass the SF Due Process for All Policy

Read Jeff Adachi’s blog in the Huffington Post on Due Process For All.

Patricia Lee to Receive Cheyenne Bell Award

For her three decades of advocating for children in the juvenile justice system, Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee has been selected by the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) as a 2013 Cheyenne Bell award winner.

Husband Acquitted After Burrito Dispute Spurs False Arrest

A husband falsely arrested after police mistook his embrace of his wife as spousal abuse has been cleared of domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Tourist Attack Case Thrown Out

The case against a man accused of beating a tourist unconscious and stealing his Louis Vuitton wallet with $2,000 cash inside was dismissed today, less than 24-hours after jurors deadlocked, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Man Acquitted of Champagne Bottle Attack on Dubstep Fan

A 52-year-old man accused of smashing a champagne bottle over his 30-year-old coworker’s head after the younger man changed the music from classic Michael Jackson to dubstep has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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