Man Acquitted of Robbing Elderly Woman

A borderline mentally disabled man charged with robbing an elderly woman in 2011 was acquitted after evidence showed he was confused and manipulated by police investigators’ leading questions, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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.

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.

Patricia Lee to Receive Cheyenne Bell Award

For her three decades of advocating for children in the juvenile justice system, Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee has been selected by the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) as a 2013 Cheyenne Bell award winner.

Husband Acquitted After Burrito Dispute Spurs False Arrest

A husband falsely arrested after police mistook his embrace of his wife as spousal abuse has been cleared of domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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