Jeff Adachi Wins National Award For Defense Of Poor

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

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.

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.

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.

Man Acquitted of Vehicle Tampering

A mechanic who took a $3 part from what he believed was a junked car was acquitted of vehicle tampering, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jury Hangs 9-3 For Acquittal In Cold Case Murder Trial

Jurors voted overwhelmingly for acquittal but ultimately deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing a sexual partner in 1983, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

BART Rider Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A man accused of exposing himself on a San Francisco-bound BART train was acquitted after his attorney argued police had the wrong man, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted Of Robberies In Overcharged Case

A young man charged with two iPhone robberies was acquitted after a jury determined prosecutors overcharged the case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Woman Who Stabbed Attacker Acquitted of Murder

A 49-year-old mother who fatally stabbed her attacker last year has been found not guilty of murder, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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