Home Blog Page 28

Appeals Court: Chronic Inebriate Program Unconstitutional

San Francisco’s new chronic inebriate court misuses the civil contempt process to keep people jailed without trial, a practice that must be abandoned, the California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday.

SF Public Defenders Won Half of Trials In 2012

Annual Report and calendar highlight year of achievements

SF Dad Cleared of Battery After Spending Month in Jail

A San Francisco father who spent more than a month behind bars for battery was acquitted after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Seven Counts of Attempted Murder

A San Francisco jury acquitted a man of seven counts of attempted murder after evidence showed that the fire he caused in 2010 was the unintended result of a botched suicide attempt, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Video Exonerates Man in Castro Battery

A 50-year-old man was acquitted of a Castro Street battery after footage of the confrontation revealed he acted in self defense while cornered and intimidated by two men, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Woman Acquitted Of Attacking Boyfriend

A woman wrongly accused of domestic violence after struggling to get her drunken boyfriend onto a bus was cleared of all charges by a San Francisco jury Wednesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Jeff Adachi Wins National Award For Defense Of Poor

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

SF Weekly: Barred From Freedom

Most inmates in our jail are there because they're poor.

Op-Ed: New Court Jails People Without Trial

Read Public Defender Jeff Adachi's San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed on the Chronic Inebriate Court .

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.