Aggravated DUI Jury Verdict of Not GuiltyClient, an 18-year-old high school athlete, was accused of driving under the influence of cannabis and causing a serious wreck that injured another motorist. At trial, Defense Counsel established that not only was the client not under the influence, but that the other motorist likely caused the accident. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of “Not Guilty.”
Rape/Criminal Sexual Assault Charges DismissedClient, a Chinese national studying at the University of Illinois, faced decades in prison after being charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. Defense Counsel scrutinized the evidence and discovered weaknesses in the State’s case, ultimately persuading the prosecution to drop the case altogether.
Domestic Battery Charges DismissedClient was charged with domestic battery after strangers observed him striking his partner in the face in public. Defense Counsel convinced the prosecutor that the client was attempting to revive his partner, who had passed out. The prosecutor was persuaded and dismissed the case prior to the first court appearance.
Aggravated Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine Not GuiltyClient was charged with Class X aggravated possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine after a police search turned up methamphetamine, a firearm, a scale, baggies, and cash. At trial, Defense Counsel persuaded the jury that the methamphetamine was for personal use, and that the gun was not related to the methamphetamine. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of “Not Guilty” on the charge.
Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID Card Case DismissedClient was charged with felony possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID card after police entered his home without a warrant in response to a medical emergency. The prosecution offered prison time. Defense Counsel moved to suppress the gun as evidence, arguing that the police violated the client’s Fourth Amendment rights by snooping around his house while he was being treated by paramedics. The judge agreed, and the prosecution was forced to drop the case.
Credit Card Fraud Charges DismissedClient’s former employer, a multi-million-dollar corporation, accused him of misuse of a company credit card. Client was charged with a felony punishable by five years in prison. Defense Counsel subpoenaed corporate records and communications proving the allegations false, and the prosecutor dismissed the case.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Jury Verdict of Not GuiltyClient was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a girl at night. At trial, Defense Counsel successfully cross-examined the lead investigator and the alleged victim, establishing reasonable doubt as to the client’s guilt. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning its unanimous verdict of “Not Guilty.”
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Charges DismissedClient faced 6 to 60 years in prison and lifetime sex-offender registration after being accused of sexually molesting his young daughter. After extensive examination of the alleged victim’s psychological history and her statements to investigators, Defense Counsel convinced the prosecutor to drop the case.
Aggravated DUI Mandatory prison term avoided through Drug CourtClient was charged with his fourth DUI, triggering a mandatory prison term. Defense Counsel worked with prosecutor to reduce charge, allowing client to avoid prison and keep his job through participation in Drug Court.
Rape/Criminal Sexual Assault Jury Verdict of Not GuiltyClient was accused by another college student of sexual assault after a night of drinking. At trial, Defense Counsel cross-examined the alleged victim to reveal inconsistencies and falsehoods in her story. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of “Not Guilty.”
DUI Case DismissedClient was charged with DUI after being arrested by an Illinois State Trooper. Defense Counsel persuaded the prosecutor that the Trooper had failed to properly administer field sobriety tests. The prosecutor dismissed the case before trial.
DUI Charge DismissedClient, a former police officer, was accused of DUI. Defense Counsel insisted on jury trial and the prosecutor dismissed the DUI charge.
Felony Firearm Possession Probation with no jail timeClient, father of two children, was accused of aggravated unlawful use of weapons, a felony. Prosecutor asked the judge for prison time. Defense Counsel convinced Judge to impose probation without any jail time.
Sex Crimes Misdemeanor probation with no jail timeClient was charged with felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Defense Counsel negotiated a resolution for a misdemeanor with no jail time.
Felony Aggravated Battery Charge DismissedClient, a local small business owner was accused of committing the class 3 felony of aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon as he was defending his home. Defense Counsel insisted on a jury trial and the case was dismissed.
Domestic Battery Charge Dismissed pursuant to “Second Chance” programClient was accused of domestic battery by her stepson. Defense Counsel was able to work out a resolution that resulted in the case being dismissed without any guilty plea or conviction.