Charges: 1 Count of Home Invasion (Class X Felony 6-30 Years IDOC); 9 Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X-6-30 Years IDOC, Consecutive Sentencing*, Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Requirement); 1 Count of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony 2-5 years IDOC); Potential Sentence: 54 years (Mandatory Minimum)-270 years IDOC; WCD Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED PRIOR TO TRIAL

Our client was accused by a former female acquaintance of breaking into her home and violently sexually assaulting her in her bedroom. The client was charged with the offenses of Home Invasion, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Battery.

Realizing the life altering implications these charges could have upon his life, client retained Wigell Criminal Defense to represent him. The Wigell Criminal Defense Team vowed to fight the case and take the matter to trial.

The Wigell Criminal Defense Team conducted a detailed analysis of the tendered discovery in this case which revealed many flaws and weaknesses. During the course of the defense investigation into the client’s case, it was discovered that there were a series of electronic instant messages (IM’s) between the client and the complaining witness that illustrated a prior consensual sexual relationship (with a BDSM role playing fantasy).

The instant messages cast doubt on the complaining witness’s credibility and negated many of the allegations that she made to the police. The Wigell Criminal Defense Team, through Attorney DiQuattro tendered these electronic IM’s to the prosecutor in the case. Additionally, a series of defense pretrial motions were strategically filed in relation to the electronic IM’s and other evidentiary issues in the case.

The prosecutor, after conducting an investigation into the electronic IM’s, recognizing the weaknesses of the case, and acknowledging Wigell Criminal Defense’s continuing aggressive opposition of the case, DISMISSED ALL CHARGES.

Client was very grateful for the hard work and zealous representation of Wigell Criminal Defense which led to this outcome. Now the client can move on with his life and continue to raise his growing family.

*Consecutive Sentencing means that an individual must serve a sentence on each count one after another. In this case, the client was facing a mandatory minimum of 54 years of IDOC due to being charged with 9 counts of class x aggravated criminal sexual assault and the minimum sentence on each class X count is 6 years. (i.e 9 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 54)

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10.0Raymond G. Wigell
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