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Self-Defense Overcharged As Murder Results in Acquittal

San Francisco, CA — A man who was attacked in his home by two men, one of them wielding dual broken bottles, was acquitted...

When “Realities” Collide, There Is Reasonable Doubt

San Francisco, CA — A young man was acquitted of attempted murder charges on February 17, 2012, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced. Terence...

Public Defender’s Office Celebrates Nine Decades of Delivering Justice to San...

The San Francisco Public Defender's Office is celebrating its 90th Anniversary, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced. In 1921, the California Legislature passed the...

Acquittal in Mistaken iPhone Thief Case

San Francisco, CA — A young man who was accused of theft of an iPhone was acquitted on November 16, 2011, San Francisco Public...

Public Defender Calls for Change Following New Police Misconduct Evidence

San Francisco, CA — Revealing evidence of a fabricated police report, excessive force against a blameless merchant, and police theft, San Francisco Public Defender...

Man Found Not Guilty In 2009 Killing, Attempted Murder

A man facing life in prison for a 2009 shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured was acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted After Violence Puts Brakes On Party Bus Celebration

A party bus reveler whose trip to North Beach ended in his injury and arrest was acquitted of all charges stemming from the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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.