Charges: Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member–Class 2 Felony (2-10 years IDOC); Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (AUUW)-Class 4 Felony (1-3 Years IDOC); Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON DAY OF TRIAL

Client was accused of illegally possessing a loaded gun. Specifically, the client was accused of running from police who responded to a call of shots fired.  The client was further accused of entering a home without permission and was allegedly witnessed by police tossing the loaded gun into a speaker box in an attempt to…

Potential Sentence: Methamphetamine Conspiracy (Class X) 6-30 Years, Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor (Class 2 Felony 3-7 Years); WCD Result: Class X Charge dismissed, 30 Months Drug Court Probation (No Felony Conviction upon Successful Completion)

Our client was arrested and charged with Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor in Dewitt County. Specifically, our client was accused of participating in a Methamphetamine Conspiracy with several other co-defendants.  It was alleged her role was to acquire cough medicine from the local pharmacy and provide it to the other co-defendants so they…

Charges: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse-Class 2 Felony (3-7 Years IDOC); Potential Result: 3-7 years prison; Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Requirement; WCD RESULT: PROBATION ON A REDUCED CHARGE OF MISDEMEANOR BATTERY; NO PRISON TIME; NO FELONY CONVICTION; NO MANDATORY LIFETIME SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Our client, a successful businessman, was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Specifically, a 12 year old friend of his daughter accused our client of touching her in an inappropriate sexual manner one night during a sleepover. The charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse is broken down as follows: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Aggravated Criminal…

Charges (2 Separate Cases): 1st Case: Felony Retail Theft-Class 3 Felony (2-5 Years IDOC); 2nd Case: Felony Retail Theft-Class 3 Felony (2-5 Years IDOC); WCD Result: 1st Case: 24 MONTHS “SECOND CHANCE PROBATION” NO FELONY CONVICTION UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION; 2nd Case: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client, was first accused of shoplifting at a Bloomingdale’s Store in downtown Chicago. Specifically, she was accused of stealing a dress by hiding it her purse and attempting to leave the store without paying for the aforementioned dress.  The client had hired Wigell Criminal Defense to represent her in this case. While the first…

Charges: Aggravated Kidnapping-(Class X-6-30 Years in prison (Illinois Department of Corrections)); Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X-6-30 Years in prison (Illinois Department of Corrections)); Aggravated Criminal Abuse (Class 2-3-7 Years in prison (Illinois Department of Corrections)); Potential Result: 12-60 Years IDOC; Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Requirement; Wigell Criminal Defense Result: 30 Days Cook County Jail; 30 Days Swap; 24 Months Probation; NO SEX OFFENSE CONVICTION; NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Our client was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he went on a date with after meeting her on the Internet website, Backpage.com. Specifically, our client was charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, two (2) counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two (2) counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The breakdown of…

Attempted Murder-Class X Felony (6-30 Years IDOC); Leaving the Scene of an Accident—Class 2 Felony (3-7 Years IDOC); Aggravated Battery-Class 3 Felony (2-5 Years IDOC); Result: Attempted Murder-NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL, Aggravated Battery-3 YEARS PROBATION-NO PRISON SENTENCE

While driving home from work, our female client got into a roadway confrontation with multiple members of a motorcycle gang during an annual motorcycle ride tribute to honor the fallen members of their gang. Our client was accused of attempting to run over two of those members with her car on the expressway.  She was…

Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography & Possession of Child Pornography-34 Counts; Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 139 Years in IDOC; Result: Less than 6 months IDOC

Our client was charged with the offenses of Possession of Child Pornography and Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography. Our client was charged with a total of 34 counts between the two offenses.  Specifically, he was accused of downloading multiple images and videos depicting pornographic images of children under the age of 18 years old and…

White Collar Crimes-Felony Theft Potential Sentence (4-15 Years IDOC) Result: NO JAIL TIME -Reduced to a Misdemeanor

Client was accused of stealing a significant amount of property from his employer valued at approximately $75,000.00.  Client was subsequently terminated from his position and charged with felony theft (Class 1 Felony, 4-15 Years).  When charged with a class 1 Felony Theft, it is alleged that the charged individual unlawfully took property valued between $10,000-100,000.  …

White Collar Crime: Client Sentencing Exposure: Continuing Financial Crimes Enterprise-Class 1 Felony-4-15 Years IDOC Misappropriation of Financial Institution Property-Class 2 Felony 3-7 Years IDOC Theft-Class 2 Felony-3-7 Years IDOC Forgery-Class 3 Felony-2-5 Years IDOC Result: NO JAIL TIME-24 Months Probation, $50,000.00 Restitution

Our client was accused of stealing nearly $100,000.00 from her employer over the course of 4 years.  An internal audit at the company revealed multiple inconsistencies in various accountings which showed a significant amount of money missing.  Further investigation revealed evidence that suggested our client falsified invoices that resulted in money being diverted to her…

Charges: Aggravated Kidnapping-Class X Felony-6-30 Years IDOC Aggravated Domestic Battery-Class 2 Felony-3-7 Years IDOC Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Class 3 Felony-2-10 Years IDOC Aggravated Battery-Class 3 Felony-2-5 Years IDOC Unlawful Restraint-Class 4 Felony-1-3 Years IDOC RESULT: NO JAIL TIME-Aggravated Kidnapping-Class X-Dismissed, 30 Months Probation & 100 hours community service

Our client and his co-defendant were charged with multiple felony offenses.  Our client was accused of striking the complaining witness and threatening her with a gun which he allegedly he displayed.  He was also accused of taking the complaining witness’s car keys and holding her against her will at his residence for two days. The…

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