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.

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

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.

Mourner Cleared of Mission District Attack

A mourner falsely accused of attacking a woman at a Mission District memorial vigil has been acquitted, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

‘Unlikely Coalition’ Takes on Achievement Gap

Thursday fundraiser for Mo’ Magic unites neighborhoods, nonprofits, tech.

LEAP Team Named Program of the Year

Unique program keeps young people in the classroom and out of the courtroom.

April 23 Summit to Focus on Criminal Justice Reform

Discussion includes recovered memories, children of incarcerated parents, and death of the jury trial.

LEAP Team to Receive Good Government Award

A unique San Francisco Public Defender program that keeps young people in the classroom rather than the courtroom has been selected as a 2014 Public Managerial Excellence Award winner by the civic planning organization SPUR.

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