Jury Rejects Idea That Theft of Socks Should Be A Felony

FELONIOUS FOOTWEAR? Jury rejects idea that theft of socks should be a felony San Francisco—A woman was acquitted of felony robbery charges on Wednesday for taking a pair of socks from a shop in Fisherman’s Wharf this summer, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. Raymoan Shaw, 30, admitted to the lesser charge of misdemeanor petty […]

Behavioral Health Court Graduation Shines

Apologies for the cliche, but there truly was not a ‘dry eye in the house’ at today’s moving Behavioral Health Court graduation. Clients shared their stories and struggles and received much deserved applause for their hard work. Public Defender Jeff Adachi said it best: “The Behavioral Health Court is an innovative model of providing critical […]

Line-Up Mix-Up

  San Francisco– A woman wrongly identified as being a member of a “blessing scam” ring was exonerated on Thursday, October 18 after a jury found her not guilty of criminal conspiracy, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced last week. Yiyuan Li, 61, was just about to board an airplane home for China this summer when she […]

Jury Scrubs Pub Hubbub

San Francisco man acquitted in bar brawl A man who was caring for his ill girlfriend at a bar on Cinco de Mayo when he accidentally struck someone was acquitted of assault and battery charges today after a jury found no proof that he committed a crime, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. John Chmiola, […]

Woman Acquitted of Charges in Alleged Attack on Barista


Judge Tosses Tossed Knife Case

San Francisco, CA— A woman who defended herself against a physical assault had her case dismissed after the trial ended in a hung jury, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.  Mae Richardson, 56, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, stemming from an incident that […]

Road Rage Incident Results in Acquittal, Dropped Charges

A roadside scuffle between a Safeway delivery driver and an off-duty Muni driver resulted in the deliveryman being cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Case Dismissed Against Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Criminal charges against an unarmed man shot on the steps of his home by San Francisco police officers investigating a noise complaint were dropped today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Attempted Murder Trial Ends In No Convictions

An Asian man who claimed he was defending himself from a hate crime when he shot a white partygoer at a 2012 Halloween bash has been acquitted of most charges in the case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Mission District Burglary

A homeless man desperate for shelter was acquitted of burglary after a jury determined he lacked the intent to steal when he entered a Mission District residence last year, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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