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.

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.

Man Acquitted of Abusing His Chihuahua

A homeless man wrongly accused of punching, kicking and throwing his 8-lb Chihuahua against a wall has been cleared of wrongdoing following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

BART Rider Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A man accused of attempting to have sexual relations with a Bay Area Rapid Transit seat was found not guilty of indecent exposure, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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