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Civil Cases

  • Cook County Illinois - claim of childhood sexual and physical abuse by former teacher and employee of a military school - judgment for plaintiff $1,300,000.00
  • Mclean County Illinois -partnership dispute over business ownership/management - sealed settlement $125,000.00
  • Cook County Illinois - claim of workplace sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting - confidential settlement $57,000.00
  • Will County Illinois - Bar and Nightclub wrongfully prosecuted and Liquor License Suspended/1983 claim for civil rights violations - stopped suspension with a restraining order then negotiated a settlement dismissal of the license suspension, dismissal of charges and fines, and obtained a settlement amount of damages - undisclosed/confidential amount.
  • Cook County Illinois - successfully defended several corporate defendants at jury trial against a lawsuit seeking over $1,000,000.00 in damages.
  • Will County Illinois - Personal Injury, scar from a battery - arbitration award $30,000.00
  • Will County Illinois - Defamation, Fraud, Unlawful Interference with Contract - settlement $12,000.00
  • DeKalb County Illinois - Section 1983 civil rights/false arrest settlement - undisclosed/confidential amount.
  • Grundy County Illinois /Chicago Illinois Federal District Court - 1983 civil rights/false arrest settlement - $15,000.00
  • McLean County Illinois - Products Liability Lawsuit for defective design and manufacture of power saw that mildly cut a finger - settlement $20,000.00
  • Will County Illinois - Section 1983 civil rights/false arrest settlement - $16,000,00 for two clients.
  • Kane County Illinois - Breach of contract for services settlement - $10,000.00

Felony Cases- Police Car

  • Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, class 4 felony, 12CF2793 Will County - DISMISSEDconvinced State's Attorney to dismiss.
  • Criminal Sexual Assault, class 1 felony, Aggravated Domestic Battery, class 2 felony, Unlawful Restraint, class 4 felony 13CF407 McHenry County - DISMISSED convinced State's Attorney to dismiss after obtaining confession from victim that she lied about allegations.
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery, class 2 Felony, Aggravated Battery of a Senior Citizen, Class 2 Felony, and Class 3 Felony, 12CF2492 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 12CF2028 Will County - DISMISSED by proving illegal search, seizure and arrest.
  • Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, causing Injury to Police Officer, class 4 felony, 12CF22 Will County, DISMISSED after demanding and answering ready for Jury Trial.
  • Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, causing Injury to Police Officer, class 4 Felony, 12CF23 Will County, DISMISSED after demanding and answering ready for Jury Trial.
  • Residential Burglary, class 1 Felony and Theft, class 3 Felony, 11CF2424 Will County, DISMISSEDInsufficient Evidence.
  • Unlawful Use of Weapons (Firearm), 11CF667 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis, class 3 Felony, 09CF175 Will County - DISMISSED by proving unlawful arrest.
  • Child Abduction, class 4 Felony, 10CF1400 Will County - DISMISSED after demanding and answering ready for Jury Trial.
  • Forgery, 10CF1430 Will County - DISMISSEDconvinced State's Attorney to dismiss.
  • Theft by Deception, 09CF2566 Will County - DISMISSED convinced State's Attorney to dismiss.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 08CF2136 Will County - DISMISSED by proving illegal search.
  • Aggravated Robbery class 1 Felony and Attempted Aggravated Robbery, class 2 Felony, 08CF585 Will County - DISMISSED by convincing the prosecutor my client was innocent.
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, 2 counts, class X Felonies, and Home Invasion, class X Felony, 03CF450 McLean County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, class 4 Felony, 08CF20 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial, and, Co-Defendant, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, class 4 Felony, 08CF21 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • Aggravated Battery, Great Bodily Harm by Knife, class 3 Felony, 05CF2461 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 07CF2243 Will County - DISMISSED by proving unlawful arrest.
  • Manufacture/Delivery Cannabis, class 3 Felony, 07CF860 Will County - DISMISSED by proving unlawful arrest.
  • Manufacture/Delivery Cocaine, class X Felony, 07CF99 Will County - COURT RULES SEACH ILLEGAL, Appellate Court Affirmed, CASE DISMISSED.
  • Aggravated D.U.I., 2 counts, class 2 Felony, 08CF27 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • Arson/Destruction Personal Property, class 2 Felony, and Arson/Defraud Insurance, class 2 Felony, 01CF174 McLean County - NOT GUILTYafter a Jury Trial.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 06CF1174 Will County - DISMISSED by proving illegal search.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 07CF1818 Will County - DISMISSED by proving unlawful arrest.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 06CF3059 Will County - DISMISSED by proving illegal search.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, class 4 Felony, 06CF2499 Will County - DISMISSED by proving illegal search.

Misdemeanor cases- cop

  • Possession Cannabis/Paraphernalia, 13CM22-3 Grundy Count - DISMISSED police detention, questioning and search unconstitutional.
  • Battery, 13CM156 Kendall County - NOT GUILTYafter Jury Trial
  • Theft, 13CM1119 Will County - DISMISSEDconvinced State's Attorney to dismiss.
  • Violation of Bail Bond, 13CM241 DuPage County - DISMISSED after demanding Jury Trial.
  • Disorderly Conduct, 13CM197 Grundy County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial
  • Resisting / Obstructing a Peace Officer, 13CM4076 Kane County - DISMISSED convinced State's Attorney to dismiss. Resisting / Obstructing a Peace Officer, 12CM701 Grundy County - DISMISSED court rules arrest was unconstitutional.
  • Disorderly Conduct, 12CM3561 DuPage County - DISMISSED after answering ready for Bench Trial.
  • Retail Theft, 12 CM 3356 Will County - DISMISSEDafter demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Possession of Cannabis, 12CM506 Grundy County - DISMISSED Court rules search of Defendant's person was unconstitutional.
  • Criminal Damage to Property and Assault, 12CM104 Kendall County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Battery, 12CM1641 Will County - NOT GUIILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Criminal Trespassing, 12CM280 Grundy County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Resisting Arrest/Obstructing a Police Officer, 12CM102 Grundy County - DISMISSED court rules no basis for arrest.
  • Allowing Unauthorized person to drive, 12TR88223 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Criminal Damage to Property, 11CM1445 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Unlawful Use of Weapons (Firearm), 11CF667 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Criminal Damage to Property, Reckless Fire, 10CM4052 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Battery, 10OV5754 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, 10CM660 Kendall County - COURT RULES ARREST AND INTERROGATION ILLEGAL Appeal by Prosecutor Denied and Ruling Upheld. DISMISSED.
  • Assault & Battery, 10CM850 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Battery, 09CM3296 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery, 07CM754 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Retail Theft, 07CM5072 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Unlawful Possession of a weapon, pistol, 07CM4217 Will County - DISMISSED due to illegal search.
  • Violation of an Order of Protection, 06CM4165 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Battery, 07CM856 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Obstruction Justice, Consumption/Possession Alcohol by a Minor, 09CM3377 Will County - DISMISSED due to unlawful arrest.
  • Possession Cannabis, 05CM2631 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Battery, 08CM4232 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Theft, 07CM252 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • Reckless Conduct, 07CM4828 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Battery, 06CM3794 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.

DUI Cases

  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 14DT503 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 14DT397 DuPage County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 14DT202 Grundy County - DISMISSED convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 14DT173 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 13 DT 1325 Will County - DISMISSED after hearing, no probable cause to arrest. Statutory Summary Suspension of Driver's License rescinded and thrown out, DL reinstated. Commercial Driver's License Out of Service rescinded and CDL reinstated.
  • D.U.I. a4 Drugs/Alcohol, 13DT301 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 12DT54 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 10DT1303 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, a4 Drugs, a5 combined influence Drugs and Alcohol, a6 Evidence of drugs in urine, Urine test positive for presence of drugs, 10DT814 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial - Urine test ruled illegally seized.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 10DT205 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Aggravated D.U.I., 2 counts, class 2 Felony, 08CF27 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol and D.U.I. a4 Combined Drugs and Alcohol, Possession of Drug paraphernalia, 09DT699 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 06DT2252 Will County - DISMISSED Unlawful stop and arrest.
  • D.U.I. a1 Breath alcohol test result over 0.08 and D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT89 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Jury Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT1440 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT1716 Will County - NOT GUILTY after a Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a1 Blood alcohol test result over 0.08, Woodford County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 06DT1561 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 07DT1022 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT4802 DuPage County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 06DT1615 Kane County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a6 Positive Drug Test, 06DT2159 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 05DT1802 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT1731 Will County - DISMISSED Unlawful stop and arrest.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT60 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 06DT636 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a1 Breath alcohol test over 0.08 and D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 07DT1240 Will County - DISMISSEDinsufficient evidence.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 07DT189 Kendall County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT963 Will County - NOT GUIILTY after Bench Trial.
  • D.U.I. a2 Alcohol, 08DT973 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED REVOKED and TRAFFIC CASES

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 14TR9300 Grundy County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 14TR9947 Kane County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 14TR719 Grundy County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, Driving Too Fast for Conditions, 14TR74436 DuPage County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 14TR16322-23 Will County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR92569-17 Will County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR85514-5 Will County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 13TR90491 DuPage County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 13TR71145-7 Will County - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 13TR6330 Grundy County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR58579-81 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR42968-72-64 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Failing to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, 13TR49800 - DISMISSED after demanding a Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR27203 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR25983 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR33763-64 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR80674 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR1505-6 Grundy County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR85996-98 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR61720 Kane County - NOT GUIILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 13TR336 Grundy County - DISMISSED convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR9151 LaSalle County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Allowing Unauthorized person to drive, Uninsured motor vehicle, 12TR88222-3 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR84929 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR13130-32 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 12TR24572 Will County - DISMISSED want of prosecution.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 11TR91246 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 11TR34035-6 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 11TR45616-8 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 11TR14048-9 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 11TR78899 Will County - NOT GUIILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 11TR13628-30 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 11TR10782 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving Too Fast for Conditions/Accident, 11 TR 81948 DuPage County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 10TR72334 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 10TR10235-6 Grundy County - DISMISSED Convinced prosecutor to dismiss.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 08TR66680-81 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 10TR62577-8 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 10TR57724-5 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 08TR65382 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 08TR55962 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Revoked, 08TR8983 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident 06TR89247-50, Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 06TR1810 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Driving while License Suspended, 07TR54702 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 06TR58296 DuPage County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Operating a Commercial Vehicle with Any Amount of Alcohol Detected on Breath, 09TR12149 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Reckless Conduct with a Motor Vehicle, 07CM4828 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 07TR10398 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.

DOMESTIC BATTERY AND VIOLENCE CASES

  • Domestic Battery, 14CM2711 Will County - DISMISSED - after demanding Jury Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 14CM288 Kendall County - DISMISSED - after demanding Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 14DV201 DuPage County - DISMISSED - after demanding Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 14DV516 DuPage County - DISMISSED - after demanding Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 13CM2102 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 13CM1880 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 13CM980 Kendall County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 13DV912 DuPage County - DISMISSED - after demanding Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 13CM213 Grundy County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 12DV104-03 DuPage County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 12CM1988 McLean County - NOT GUILTY - after Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 12CM996 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 12CM823 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 12CM728 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11CM3623 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11CM2673 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Violation of Order of Protection, 11CM2587 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11CM2233 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11CM2143 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11DV1344 DuPage County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11DV1218 DuPage County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 11CM203 Kendall County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 10CM3302 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 10CM3279 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 10CM2699 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 10CM487 Will County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 10CM545 Kendall County - DISMISSED - insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 08CM538 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Jury Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 07CM310 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 06CM3881 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 07CM142 Kendall County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery, 07CM754 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 06CM4839 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 06CM1291 Kendall County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 09CM4118 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Violation of an Order of Protection, 06CM4165 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.
  • Domestic Battery, 06CM1380 Will County - NOT GUILTY after Bench Trial.
  • Domestic Battery, 06CM3955 Will County - DISMISSED insufficient evidence.

Other Criminal and Traffic Outcomes

Noteworthy Negotiated Sentences

Will County case 15 TR 26764 Speeding, Class B Misdemeanor 26-34 mph over (79mph in a 45mph zone) - This was a 16-year-old client who was facing severe consequences to his graduated driver's license, not to mention a mandatory criminal conviction. We were able, after a few court appearances, to convince the prosecutor to amend the charge to a lower, fine only, petty offense of 25mph over. The client was given court supervision with a small fine, community service and 4 hours of traffic safety school. No conviction was recorded on the client's traffic and criminal records.

LaSalle County case 14 TR 11508-11 Driving While License Suspended - The prosecutor wanted a conviction, which would have caused an additional 1 year of loss of driving privileges and 60 days of county jail. Not only did we convince the judge to keep this father of four out of jail, the client was given supervision which kept the offense off of the record and the client had not additional loss of driving privileges.

Will County case 14 CF 2483 the Defendant was facing a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 30 years prison with no probation as an option for a class X delivery of LSD. Despite the client having a prior felony drug conviction and other misdemeanor convictions, we ultimately convinced the prosecutor, after presenting him with mitigations material, to offer the minimum 6 years, and then again to drop the charge to a lesser class 1 possession with intent with a "boot camp" recommendation. If successful, the client will be home in 6 months. Much sooner that the years he would have spent in prison under the mandatory minimum 6 years on the original class X.

Kane County case 14 TR 68971 Driving While License Suspended - The Client was looking at a Felony Upgrade because of his prior record, but we convinced the prosecutor to keep the case as a misdemeanor and allow the Client to do community service hours at his church instead of doing the minimum jail time.

Will County case 14 CF 576 the Defendant was facing 3-7 years prison for a class 2 felony possession of drugs with intent to deliver. Not only were we able to negotiate the case to a lesser class 3 possession of marijuana, but we were able to get probation with no additional incarceration, despite there being a previous firearm felony probation and other criminal history. In addition, in the concurrent asset forfeiture case, we were able to negotiate a return of half of the $20,000.00 in cash seized and some personal electronics as well. The client was able to pay our fees with a down-payment, a percentage of the asset return, a partial bond assignment and the balance on a payment-plan.

DuPage County case 14 TR 84307, Aggravated Speeding +35 mph, Reckless Driving, Following Too Closely, and Improper Passing/Lane usage - the Client was looking at a suspension of his license upon conviction. We negotiated Supervision on an amended charge if simple speeding which stayed off of the Client's record. The remaining charges were all dismissed. The judge told the client that he better appreciate the outcome as the judge almost never sees such a favorable outcome.

Kane County case 14 TR 48678 Driving While License Revoked- The Client had 5 prior offenses and the prosecutor originally demanded 120 days in jail. We eventually persuaded the prosecutor to drop the jail down to 90 days, then 60 days, and then finally 45 days. Also, we convinced the prosecutor to agree to allow the jail to be served on weekends so the client could keep his job and maintain his income for his family. The judge specifically told the client that this was one of the best negotiations that she saw for this type of case and history.

D.U.I. and Driving While License Suspended, DuPage County case # 13 DT 2904 - the client was facing charges of D.U.I. and Driving on a Suspended License. The State demanded a conviction which would have Revoked the license for this single-father-of-2 who also cares for his disabled mother. The State emphasized that this case involved a property damage only accident and that this was the 2nd arrest for D.U.I. and that there was a criminal history. We convinced the judge to grant Court Supervision on both counts saving the client's license, job and ability to support his family. The client has been able to pay our fees on a payment plan.

Class 4 Felony Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, 12 CF 2793; and Class X Felony Armed Robbery, Class 1 Felony Aggravated Robbery, and Class 2 Felony Burglary, 13 CF 385 Will County - Original offer to the client's public defender was 18 years combined Department of Correction on both the Class X Armed Robbery and the separate Class Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding. The client had a prior felony conviction and misdemeanor convictions for attempted criminal damage to property and attempted resisting a police officer. The family hired me to replace the public defender and, over the course of several months, I was able to convince the prosecutor to keep lowering the sentence from 18 years to 12 years, then to 8 years. Finally I convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the Fleeing and eluding case completely, and they agreed to 4 years prison (The absolute minimum prison sentence) on the Class 1 Aggravated Robbery and dismissed the more severe class X Armed Robbery and the Burglary. Essentially I saved the client 14 years of prison time.

Unlawful Use of Weapon class 3 felony, possession of a controlled substance, class 4 felony, Will County 13 CF 1993 - client had 2 prior felony and 1 misdemeanor convictions - original offer - 3 years in Prison. The offer was negotiated down to 2 years prison on the lesser class 4 felony possession of drugs and a dismissal of the greater class 3 weapon charge. The offer was negotiated even further down to 1 year which meant the client would serve approximately 2 months and be back home with his son in time for the holidays.

DuPage County 12 CF 1165, Two Clas X, three Class 1, one Class 2, three Class 4 felonies for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse - mandatory minimum 19-36 years in Prison. The original offer was 19 years prison, which after months of negotiations was finally reduced to one Class 1 and one Class 4 felonies for an agreed 10 years (to actually serve 5 years, half of the sentence).

Theft, 13 CM 1120 Will County - a claim of theft of services from Com Ed for rigging a power meter to under report usage. The State's Attorney originally wanted a conviction of record and over $8,000.00 in restitution to Com Ed. Convinced the prosecutor agree to a lesser figure of just over $2,000.00 in restitution and to agree to Court Supervision, keeping the case off of the client's record as a conviction.

Driving While License Suspended, 13 TR 7319-20 Grundy County - original offer - conviction, 1 year extension of revocation, 24 months probation and 30 days of jail. Client had a small child and no other family to help. Convinced prosecutor to agree to Conditional Discharge instead of probation and no jail, but 300 hours of community service.

Possession of Cannabis, 13 CM 421 Kane County - the client was on Parole after serving time in the department of corrections for a prior felony. The State's attorney wanted 60 days of jail. The client would lose a good job. Convinced the prosecutor to agree to Conditional Discharge with no jail and just a small fine.

Possession of a firearm without a FOID card, Possession of ammunition without a FOID card, and Unlawful use of a Weapon, 13 CM 794-6 Grundy County - The State's attorney was going to raise the charges to a felony due this this gentlemen forgetting that his wife left her loaded shotgun in the vehicle he was driving, in the back seat and not in a case. The shotgun was a family heirloom handed down from the now deceased father valued at approximately $3000.00. Despite having a felony background the State's attorney was convinced to keep the charge a misdemeanor, allowed us to plead guilty to one charge and two others were dismissed for a fine only and conditional discharge. The shotgun was ordered returned to the wife.

Driving While License Suspended, 13 TR 17862-3 Will County - Client had 6 prior Diving on Suspended convictions and the State wanted to convict him again, further suspending the license for another year and sending the client to County Jail for 100 days. We plead blindly to the Judge and argued against the state - the judge sided with us and gave the client Supervision, preventing any further suspension with no jail but a small fine and some community service.

Retail Theft, 12CM5340 Kane County - several prior misdemeanor and Felony convictions, including Prison sentences - negotiated 40 days jail on a misdemeanor with no probation down from 1st offer of 250 days jail or Felony upgrade.

Driving While License Revoked, 13 TR 2370 Grundy County - original Offer - conviction, 1 year extension of revocation, 24 months probation and 10 days of jail - final agreement - 12 Months Supervision, no conviction, no extension of revocation, no jail. Driving While License Suspended 2nd and third offenses

13 TR 2426-7 and 13 TR 2156-7 LaSalle County - original offer 30 days of county jail and conditional discharge with fines and costs - final agreement - conditional discharge with no jail and fines and costs.

Driving While License Revoked, 13 TR 263 LaSalle County, 2nd offense after 2 prior DUIs - original offer 1 year conditional discharge with 1 year extension on revocation and 180 days of jail fines and court costs, negotiated down to 90 days jail, and final result: 1 year court supervision, no conviction on record, no extension of revocation no jail and no fines or court costs.

Speeding 30+ MPH over, Class B misdemeanor, YW 647399 Cook County - despite a spotty record, convinced the State's Attorney to drop the charge down to a simple petty offense by reducing the speed as cited, then received Court Supervision keeping a conviction off of the client's record.

Driving While License Suspended, 7th offense, 13 TR 68447-8 Kane County - convinced the prosecutor to back off of original demand for 60 days of county jail and agreed to 300 hours of community service work instead on a term of conditional discharge.

Driver's License Suspension, 14 TR 8834 DuPage County - was able to reopen an old traffic ticket, vacate the failure to appear conviction, and get a supervision order. This allowed the pending suspension of the Driver's License to be removed before it took effect.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, Driving Too Fast for Conditions, 14TR74436 DuPage County - a young man, still on his permit and not having a full driver's license took his father's vehicle without permission and then caused a motor vehicle accident and then fled the scene. We got all charges dismissed by demanding a bench trial and plead guilty to the minor offense of driving without a valid license and received court supervision keeping even that minor offense off of the young man's record.