Man Acquitted After Punch Causes Serious Injury

A man accused of causing an acquaintance’s serious head injury has been acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Overcharged Case Cut Down to Size by Jury

A man facing more than a decade behind bars after police forced him to go to the hospital has been largely acquitted in the grossly overcharged case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Laura’s Law Can Help Decriminalize Mental Illness

In an Op-Ed, Jeff Adachi expresses support for the responsible implementation of Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

Trial Attorneys Wanted

SF Public Defender is hiring deputy public defenders.

Unique SF Program Aims to Keep Troubled Kids in School

SF Examiner covers the Public Defender’s LEAP program.

Cyclist Cleared in Pedestrian Accident

The case against a cyclist who struck a jaywalker in Noe Valley was dismissed after a jury voted overwhelmingly for his acquittal, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

San Francisco Students Celebrate National Summer Learning Day with Jeff Adachi & Community Leaders

Mo Magic Kicks Off Statewide Celebrations of Summer Learning

Why Audrie’s Law is Bad for California

Mandatory minimums for youth is a step backward, and won’t reduce sexual assaults or cyberbullying.

When a Juror Lies During Voir Dire

What happens when a juror lies about his or her past during jury selection? Read Jeff Adachi’s op-ed for the Daily Journal.

Puffed Up Marijuana Case Fizzles

A good Samaritan who offered a pinch of marijuana to soothe a stressed out stranger only to have his compassion repaid with felony charges was acquitted following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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