Thursday, January 30, 2014
A bleeding and bruised woman who fled her attacker after a night of drinking was acquitted of DUI after a jury determined it was necessary for her to drive away in order to escape grave harm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, January 27, 2014
A 22-year-old man arrested for setting a dumpster fire in the chaotic hours after the San Francisco Giants clinched the 2012 World Series has been acquitted of arson and battery on an officer, Deputy Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
An anxious young father who chased after a taxi while seeking information about his sick child has been cleared of a slew of felonies that threatened to send him to prison for more than 10 years, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi makes the case against SB 794 in a Daily Journal op-ed.
Friday, January 17, 2014
What is SB 794? Update #2 -05/19/14: SB 794 has been assigned to the California Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety. Your help is critically needed—now more than ever. Tell state assembly members that our right to a fair trial is too important to lose! Update–1/28/14: SB 794 is headed to the California Assembly after narrowly […]
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A man accused of a fatal 2012 shooting was acquitted of all charges Monday after police used a controversial interrogation technique to elicit a false confession that was contradicted by physical evidence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Annual Report and Calendar highlight a year of accomplishment.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A man charged with murder in a 2012 stabbing in the Bayview District was acquitted of all charges today after a jury determined he acted in self-defense against an attacker who had previously bullied and threatened him, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Friday, December 13, 2013
A Vietnam War veteran whose attempt to de-stress with an aromatherapy candle resulted in a fire was acquitted of arson after spending 10 months in jail, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.