Man Acquitted of Selling Drugs, Eating $20

Jury refuses to swallow officer’s story.

Man Acquitted of Battery After Date At Strip Clubs Goes Awry

A man whose night of revelry in North Beach ended in an altercation and arrest was acquitted of misdemeanor domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Sexual Assault After Retrial

A 22-year-old sandwich shop employee accused of tackling and groping a female customer nearly a year ago has been acquitted of sexual assault charges following his second trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Aspiring Castro ‘Naked Guy’ Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A 48-year-old man whose attempt to fit in with Castro nudists ended in his arrest was acquitted of indecent exposure following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jennifer Johnson Honored With Mental Health Award

San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Jennifer Johnson has been honored by state officials and mental health leaders for her championing efforts to end criminalization of individuals with mental illness.

Former Restaurant Manager Found Not Guilty of Burglary, Theft

A 29-year-old man on trial for burglarizing his former workplace was quickly acquitted after jurors learned that police failed to properly investigate the crime, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Mo’ MAGIC Director Honored By Civil Rights Group

For her work empowering youth in the Western Addition, Mo’ MAGIC Director Sheryl Davis will be honored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Man Acquitted of Vehicle Tampering in Mistaken Identity Case

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.

Appeals Court: Chronic Inebriate Program Unconstitutional

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.

SF Public Defenders Won Half of Trials In 2012

Annual Report and calendar highlight year of achievements

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