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Iraq Veteran Acquitted of Assault During Barroom Brawl

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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

Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise That The Accused Deserve a Lawyer

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

March 19 Summit to Tackle SF’s Tough Issues

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Discussion includes poor people’s justice, bail reform, forced treatment for alcoholics, mentally ill.

Eight Jurors Aren’t Better Than 12

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Shrinking juries to save money is no bargain, Jeff Adachi argues in this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Man Acquitted of Selling Drugs, Eating $20

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Jury refuses to swallow officer's story.