Jeff Adachi Wins National Award For Defense Of Poor

Public Defender honored for innovative programs, ‘speaking truth to power.’

SF Weekly: Barred From Freedom

Most inmates in our jail are there because they’re poor.

Op-Ed: New Court Jails People Without Trial

Read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed on the Chronic Inebriate Court .

Visiting Spanish Boyfriend Cleared of Battery

A Spanish man whose romantic holiday to San Francisco ended in a nearly seven week jail stint has been freed after a jury acquitted him of battery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Fog City Journal: Rebooting One’s Life: Graduating From Behavioral Health Court

A profile of San Francisco’s Behavior Health Court, a collaboration between the San Francisco Public Defender, DA and Probation Department.

SF Chronicle: Drug Court: Addicts Kick Habit, Charges

San Francisco Chronicle profiles Drug Court, a diversion program that reduces recidivism up to 87 percent for graduates.

Praying Man Acquitted of Robbery

A man who snatched a phone away from a BART passenger he believed was filming him pray during Ramadan was acquitted of robbery today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Video Exonerates Man in Castro Battery

A man charged with beating a Castro merchant and ransacking his store was acquitted of all charges after surveillance footage revealed the shopkeeper attacked him with a metal pole from behind, then lied to police about key details of the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Women Cleared In Brawl At Giants Game

Two 19-year-old women accused of starting a fight that sent a 60-year-old baseball fan toppling over a row of seats at AT&T Park have been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Cleared Of Threats In Parking Feud

A man whose classic car collection set off a parking war with his Glen Park neighbors was found not guilty of criminal threats, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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