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United States v. R.S. (Jury): Assisted in trial of client convicted
of federal mail fraud after a lengthy federal trial in the Northern
District of Illinois, based on alleged exchange of city jobs for
political work. Appeal pending.
People v. M.C. (Jury): Client charged with felony DUI and felony
leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, based on allegation
that client was driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content
of .20 and struck an eight year old child who was playing in the
street. After a jury trial, the client was found not guilty of DUI,
but guilty of leaving the scene of an accident. The leaving the
scene conviction was later reversed on appeal. See 919 So.2d 592
(3rd Dist. 2006).
People v. A.C. (Jury): Client charged with battery of peace officer
based after a confrontation that began when she stood in her home’s
doorway to prevent the police officers’ warrantless entry
to the house. After a mistrial caused by a hung jury, client accepted
People v. B.L. (Bench): Client charged with battery after an extended
fist fight with a neighbor. Client testified that she was acting
in self defense, and court acquitted her.
People v. C.A. (Jury): Teacher stopped for speeding while driving
home after having a couple of drinks with co-workers and charged
with DUI after failing Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs). After an extensive
investigation, several defense witnesses were located and subsequently
testified at trial. Client was found not guilty.
People v. R.B. (Jury): Client charged with Aggravated Battery of
a Peace Officer based on struggle with police during his arrest
for trespassing. Several glaring discrepancies between two police
officer witnesses’ versions of the events exposed at trial
and jury found client not guilty.
People v. R.G. (Jury): Client stopped by police for speeding and
allegedly swerving through traffic after being out all night at
various dance clubs and arrested for DUI based on failed FSTs. Client
and girlfriend testified about his alcohol consumption and state
of intoxication, and produced receipts to support their testimony.
Jury found client not guilty.
People v. R.J. (Jury): Client facing sentence of fifteen years
to life for possession of a firearm by a career criminal. Arresting
officer testified that he saw client standing with a group of people
with a gun in his hand, that client ran and threw gun on rooftop
where it was later recovered. Investigation revealed history of
filing a false police report by the officer. Other officers on the
scene failed to corroborate arresting officer’s testimony
in any detail and client found not guilty.
People v. D.L. (Bench): Client, charged with robbery and battery,
allegedly beat up victim and took his wallet. Victim’s identification
of client contested, based in part on racial bias, and court found
client not guilty.
In re M.W., 314 Ill. App. 3d 64, 731 N.E.2d 358 (1st Dist. 2000)
Client’s statement was suppressed by the trial court based
on Miranda violation, and the State appealed. On appeal, the trial
court’s decision to exclude client’s confession was
affirmed and the case was dismissed.
People v. Orange, 195 Ill.2d 437, 749 N.E.2d 932 (Ill. 2001) Client
alleged torture by police officers led to his false confession and
subsequent murder conviction. While in this decision, the Illinois
Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision, Mr. Orange
was later pardoned by Governor Ryan in 2003 and released from custody
after spending almost twenty years in prison. For additional details,
visit the Center on Wrongful Convictions website by clicking
United States v. O’Hallaren, 505 F.3d 633 (7th Cir. 2007)
Sentencing Error: Based on the District Court's denial of the client’s
right to allocution at sentencing for violation of supervised release,
this case was reversed and remanded for new sentencing hearing before
a different judge. On remand, client’s sentence reduced to
credit for time served with three months of supervised release.
People v. M.M.: With a different lawyer, client pleaded guilty
to felony charge of Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and was
sentenced to state prison. Anthony W. Hill was hired after the client
was taken into custody and had begun serving his sentence. Mr. Hill's
motion to vacate the sentence and withdraw his guilty plea was granted.
A motion to suppress evidence was filed, causing the State to offer
to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. Client accepted a plea of
conditional discharge to the lesser charge with credit for time
People v. J. B.: Client charged with grand theft. Mid-trial, the
prosecution realized they were lacking key evidence and could not
prove their case. Rather than face an acquittal, the State chose
to dismiss the case. Double jeopardy attached and it could not be
People v. B.G.: Client charged with felony possession of cannabis;
after presentation of mitigation packet to State, charges reduced
to misdemeanor and client accepted probation plea.
People v. B.L.: Client charged with possession of large amount
of narcotics; motion to suppress evidence granted based on police
illegally entering the curtilage of her home without a warrant and
People v. J.S.: Client charged with robbery; after motion to suppress
identification filed based on suggestive show up, charges reduced
to theft and client accepted probation plea to lesser charge.
People v. A.S.: Client charged with felony delivery of cannabis
within 1000 feet of a school. After defense investigation revealed
serious failings in State’s proof, client accepted plea to
reduced, class B, misdemeanor.
United States v. E.A.: Client entered a blind plea on federal narcotics
charges. Over the Government’s objection, he received a reduced
sentence as a minor participant in the charged crime.
United States v. J.P.: Client entered a blind plea to federal tax
fraud charges. Despite sentencing guidelines that called for federal
prison time, the client was sentenced to probation and ordered to
People v. R.R.: Client facing second probation violation on narcotics
case with the State seeking a prison sentence. Instead, after conferencing
the case with the court and presenting mitigation evidence, client
received a second chance with intensive probation.