Criminal Defense Results

2013: Criminal Defense, NOT GUILTY, state first degree murder charges, JURY TRIAL

Client charged with multiple counts of first degree murder. Faced with two allegedly neutral eyewitnesses to the crime and three witnesses claiming the defendant had confessed to them, we aggressively challenge the evidence over the course of a week long jury trial. Verdict: Not Guilty of All charges

2013: Criminal Defense, NOT GUILTY, state domestic battery charges, JURY TRIAL

Client charged with criminal domestic battery stemming from alleged violence against his ex-wife. Prosecution presented multiple witnesses including "eye witness testimony" from the parties' 8 year old son who recounted, in detail, how he witnessed his mother suffer serious abuse at the hands of his father. We worked hard to explain to the jury why the story they were being told did not make sense. After short deliberation, the jury found our client not guilty.

2013: Criminal Defense, NOT GUILTY, state felony drug charge, JURY TRIAL

Client charged with possession with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. After 3 day jury trial, jury found our client not guilty on intent to distribute.

2013: Criminal Defense, NOT GUILTY, state domestic battery charges, JURY TRIAL

Client charged with domestic battery after he allegedly pushed his wife through a glass door, resulting in substantial injuries. We worked intimately with our client to discover the truth of the situation, prepared an aggressive defense, worked hard to voir dire the panel of potential jurors to make sure our client was being judged by an impartial group of his peers, and aggressively cross examined all State witnesses to point out the weaknesses in their case. After a very short deliberation (less than a half hour), the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

2013: Criminal Defense, NOT GUILTY, state felony criminal case, BENCH TRIAL

Client charged with being an armed habitual criminal and with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. We challenged the evidence based on the fact that the defendant was not in the building when police executed a search warrant. The defendant was facing life in prison. After a bench trial and a motion for directed verdict by our office, Defendant was found NOT GUILTY and was released.

2013: Criminal Defense, DISMISSAL, state felony gun charges

Client charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon for having a firearm in her purse. Based on a case our firm previously litigated before the Illinois Supreme Court, we argued via pretrial Motion that the charges should be dismissed. Case dismissed.

2013: Criminal Defense, RETAINED, MILITARY separation board

United States Navy service member was charged with fraudulent enlistment and his command sought to have him separated from the Navy. We challenged the case at the separation board, and the members unanimously voted to retain our client. His military career was saved.

2013: Criminal Defense, MANDATORY MINIMUM AVOIDED, Federal Criminal Defense

Client charged as part of a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of marijuana. When we were retained, our client was facing the mandatory minimum of 10 years. Through our efforts, we were able to secure a plea that avoided the mandatory minimum. Our client was sentenced to eight months and is now free and home with his family.

2013: Criminal Defense, MANDATORY MINIMUM AVOIDED, Federal Criminal Defense

Client charged as part of a conspiracy to distribute marijuana. When we were hired, client was facing the mandatory minimum of 10 years. We were able to secure a plea agreement through which the client served six months home confinement.

2013: Criminal Defense, MANDATORY MINIMUM AVOIDED, Federal Criminal Defense

Client charged as part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. We entered a plea agreement in which the parties did not agree on the weight of the cocaine attributable to the client. The government was unable to prove the weight necessary to establish the ten year mandatory minimum. The defendant received a substantially lighter sentence.

2013: Criminal Defense, JAIL TIME AVOIDED

60 year old man in possession of a firearm after a drunken dispute at a bar is charged with unlawful use of a weapon. At first, he was assigned a public defender who told him the best deal possible was two years in prison. We took the case, and mounted an aggressive defense. We reached a plea agreement in which he received probation and didn't spend one day behind bars.

2013: Criminal Defense, PAROLE REVOCATION AVOIDED

Represented client in front of prisoner review board to argue that recent arrest for domestic battery should not lead to revocation of client's parole. After working with family to aggressively combat the allegations and disprove the lack of information in the parole violation report, we convinced the parole hearing officer that our client should be released with modified terms.

2013: Criminal Defense, DUI DISMISSED

Client charged with driving under the influence of a synthetic marijuana. We challenged the scientific evidence and pushed the case to trial. The day before the jury trial was scheduled to begin, all DUI charges were dismissed.