SF Public Defender Awarded Federal Grant to Create National Program

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has been awarded a $395,321 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to create the first locally and nationally applicable checklist system to guide attorneys though critical moments in cases, 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.

Jeff Adachi to Receive ‘Access to Justice’ Award

For fighting on behalf of San Francisco’s poorest residents, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will receive the Access to Justice Award, to be given by the Lawyers Club of San Francisco at its 66th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon.

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.

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.

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