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Federal Criminal Defense
My client was arrested by the DEA for allegedly making threats to a witness in an ongoing investigation. We disputed the allegations and had a preliminary hearing in federal court. After cross examining the DEA agent who investigated the case and arguing the issue to the court, the government dismissed the charges and my client went free.
Following a traffic stop by the Illinois state police my client was arrested for possession with intent to distribute 30 kg of fentanyl. My client was prosecuted by the federal government for this offense. Although my clients guideline range was originally 188 to 235 months, we were able to argue enough mitigating factors to cut his sentencing range in half. The court eventually sentence to my clients to only 68 months of imprisonment for his conduct.
We filed a number of motions, including a motion to suppress based on the search warrant being invalid. After a full court hearing and witness testimony, the court agreed with us that the search warrant was
My client was arrested by the DEA for allegedly trafficking multiple kilos of narcotics. The lab reports for the testing of the narcotics had significant problems. After hiring a forensic chemist to assist in the review, we believed the government could not proceed with the case. We were able to convince the government to dismiss the charges. After more than a year in jail my client was released facing no further charges.
State Criminal Defense
Found Not Guilty
Police found E.W. asleep in his parked car and charged him with driving under the influence. We went to trial, and E.W. was found not guilty.
Found Not Guilty
My client was riding As a passenger in a car with three other people. After stopping the vehicle, officers found an unsecured, loaded handgun. My client was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He faced a potential sentence of 1 to 3 years in prison. Following trial my client was found not guilty.
My client was charged with illegally possessing a handgun without a valid concealed carry license. While on bond, my client was arrested and charged with a separate offense of possessing a gun illegally. We were able to resolve both cases with first time gun offender probation.
Found Not Guilty
My client was arrested for driving under the influence based in part on obvious physical handicaps. Following trial on the matter, my client was found not guilty.
My client was stopped by the Illinois State police and, following a search, arrested for possession of heroin. Despite the significant amount of heroin, we were able to get a deferred prosecution and the charges were later dropped.
My client is a professional and was going through a hotly contested divorce. After an argument with his ex-wife, police were called and he was arrested. Charges would significantly impact his practice. After working with both parties divorce councils, we were able to secure an agreement and all charges were dismissed.
My client was arrested and charged with solicitation of murder for hire, which carries a sentence range of 20 to 40 years. After motions, hearings, and extensive efforts to mitigate the circumstances, my client was able to plead guilty to a reduced charge and receive only 12 years in custody.
My client is a military veteran with a diagnosis of PTSD as a result of his service. He was arrested following an altercation and charged with disorderly conduct. By providing the prosecution with evidence of my clients PTSD and ongoing treatment to the department of the veterans of veterans affairs, we were able to get the charges dismissed
Found Not Guilty
Client was arrested for felony driving under the influence. After trial on the matter, A. K. was found not guilty of all charges.
Forfeiture & Other Civil Cases
My clients vehicle was seized as part of a drug prosecution. At the time, the vehicle was valued at nearly $20,000. After pursuing the case for more than a year we eventually got the case dismissed and the vehicle returned to my client.
Ruled in Client's Favor
My client had a Fed-ex envelope with $45,000 in cash seized by customs and border protection. The government failed to send the proper notices to my client. After sending demand letters explaining our strong legal position and talking with CBP’s attorneys the government returned all of the money to my client.
Funds seized during a traffic stop from the husband of my client. We went through the forfeiture process and proceeded to trial. We were paired to have a full trial but the officers failed to appear multiple times ultimately we got the case dismissed and the funds were
The Securities and Exchange Commission sought a civil penalty of $7,500,000 against my corporate client based on illegal conduct by its former CEO. After significant settlement negotiations the parties could not come to an agreement. We fully litigated a motion for summary judgment and the district court ruled in our favor. After defeating the SEC on its motion, we were in a better position to negotiate and were able to settle the matter for a civil penalty of only $50,000– Less than 1% of the original amount sought.
Property Returned and Forfeiture Reduced Penalty
And a federal drug case, my client had money and possessions seized up on arrested. The government sought forfeiture of more than $50,000 worth of watches, and $300,000 in US currency. We filed various motions for the return of the watches and for limitations on the $300,000 the government wanted. Because of this we were able to get the watch is return to my client and the forfeiture reduced by almost half ($140,000).
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