Man Acquitted of Attack, Robbery

A man whose fistfight with a gambling buddy was mistaken for a violent mugging has been acquitted of a slew of felonies, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Park-Goer Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A homeless man who was mistaken for a flasher as he attempted to urinate in a Mission District park has been acquitted of indecent exposure, San Francisco Jeff Adachi announced today.

Court Watchdog Group Names Jeff Adachi ‘Elected Official of the Year’

For fighting on behalf of justice for the poor, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will receive the Elected Official of the Year Award from the Vanguard Court Watch, an organization working against wrongful conviction and wasteful spending.

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.

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.

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