Wednesday, January 26, 2011
People facing jury trial in San Francisco last year avoided conviction nearly half the time if represented by a public defender, according to the 2010 Public Defender’s Annual Report and 2011 Calendar, released this week.
The 2010 Annual Report and 2011 Calendar features stirring portraits of our clients and staff and documents our fight for justice both in and out of the courtroom.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Public defenders secured a stunning five acquittals in less than a week, including a man charged in a car wash scuffle and a skateboarder accused of assaulting two off-duty police officers, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A man mistaken for a car burglar, a woman wrongly charged after a police officer manipulated a computer log and a homeowner defending his property were acquitted by juries in three separate trials this week.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A motorcyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian near the Golden Gate Bridge in 2008 was found not guilty of vehicular manslaughter by a San Francisco jury Wednesday.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A recent immigrant from Burma accused of pushing his wife so violently that she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk was found not guilty today by a San Francisco jury.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Free screening and discussion Thursday of A Hard Straight, a film by Goro Toshima. This documentary details the experience of three individuals transitioning from prison to life in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Kwixuan Maloof of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has been elected president of the Charles Houston Bar Association—the first time in 40 years a deputy public defender has headed the organization, which represents African American judges, lawyers and law students throughout Northern California.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A San Francisco chef who was falsely arrested in an SFPD robbery sting was cleared by a jury Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A homeless man who faced lifetime registration as a sex offender was acquitted Monday of masturbating in public after jurors determined he was simply trying to urinate.