Man Acquitted of Murder in Hippie Hill Death

A skateboarder accused of causing a man’s fatal heart arrhythmia following a confrontation on Golden Gate Park’s “Hippie Hill” has been acquitted of murder and robbery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Sister Helen Prejean: Together We Can End the Death Penalty

Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Hosted by Temple Emanu-El. Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP. Followed by a book signing by Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Helen’s books will be available for sale.     Video of Sister Helen Prejean speaking at […]

Maintenance Man Acquitted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

A San Francisco maintenance man falsely arrested after security guards mistook a piece of hardware he was holding for a weapon has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Iraq Veteran Acquitted of Assault During Barroom Brawl

An Iraq war veteran with no criminal record was acquitted of punching a 66-year-old woman during a chaotic dance floor melee, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted in Christmas Eve Assault

A San Francisco man accused of punching and choking his girlfriend after a 2011 Christmas Eve party was acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

‘Dead Man Walking’ Author Sister Helen Prejean to Speak in SF

Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.

Football Fan Acquitted in Beer Attack

A man accused of hurling two 40 ounce bottles of Miller High Life at a convenience store clerk was acquitted after video evidence showed he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Protective Father Acquitted of Child Endangerment, Vandalism

A San Francisco father was cleared of vandalism and child endangerment charges after jury members determined he was acting to protect his son when he kicked the doors of a fleeing car with the toddler inside, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

2013 Justice Summit – Gideon at 50: The Road to Equal Justice

Register today for our 2013 Public Defender’s Justice Summit!

Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise That The Accused Deserve a Lawyer

On the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the right to counsel.

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