Youth Sports Coach Innocent Of Gun Charges

A beloved youth football coach with no criminal convictions was found not guilty of gun offenses that could have sent him to state prison for three years, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Smartmouthing The Police Not A Crime, Jury Finds

A young man who responded to a police officer’s harassment with a profane zinger was found not guilty of five misdemeanors today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Jaywalker Hurt By Police Found Not Guilty Of Attacking Officer

A jaywalker facing five years in prison after defending himself against police brutality was found not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon against an officer and resisting arrest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jurors Acquit In Magic Mushroom, Domestic Violence Cases

A bicyclist accused of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms and a man tried a second time for the same domestic violence charge were acquitted in separate cases Thursday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Carrying Gun A ‘Necessity’ For Man, Jury Finds

A man who borrowed a gun for protection after he and his family experienced random violence in a San Francisco housing project was acquitted Thursday after a jury determined his actions were necessary.

Public Defenders Win Three Acquittals In 24 Hours

In three back-to-back trials, public defenders proved the innocence of three individuals accused in separate cases of hit and run, violating a protective order and theft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Falsely Accused Of Sexual Battery Attempts To End Nightmarish Ordeal

With the help of the San Francisco Public Defender, a man falsely accused of sexual battery asked a judge today to destroy any record of the criminal charges.

New Misconduct Evidence Surfaces As 26 Cases Dropped

As prosecutors dismissed 26 felony cases Friday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi revealed new misconduct evidence that has surfaced against embattled San Francisco undercover officers.

Judge Declares Housing Authority Injunctions Unconstitutional

A judicial decision handed down today effectively ends the San Francisco Housing Authority’s use of city-wide nuisance injunctions and dismisses all pending criminal cases against alleged violators, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and ACLU of Northern California Legal Director Alan Schlosser announced.

Spring Trial College

Introduction Each year, the San Francisco Public Defender provides two trial college training opportunities to its attorneys and to members of the criminal defense bar.   The event is not open to the public, law students, prosecutors, or law enforcement. The office believes there is no better way to learn than by doing.  As such, our […]

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