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    • Administrative Forfeiture of $45,000 in United States Currency - Forfeiture and other civil cases Ruled in Client's Favored

      My client had a FedEx 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 attorney, the government returned all of the money to my client.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. $8,160.00 United States Currency - Forfeiture and other civil cases Dismissed

      Funds seized during a traffic stop from the husband of my client. We went through the forfeiture process and proceeded to trial. We were prepared to have a full trial, but the officers failed to appear multiple times. Ultimately, we got the case dismissed and the funds were returned to my client.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Forfeiture and other civil cases Dismissed

      My client’s 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.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. A.K. - State Criminal Defense Client 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.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. E.W. - 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.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. J.B. - State Criminal Defense Client 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 one to three years in prison. Following trial my client was found not guilty.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. J.P. - State Criminal Defense Charges Reduced

      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.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. L.L. - State Criminal Defense Client Found Not Guilty

      L.L. was arrested for driving under the influence based in part on obvious physical handicaps. Following trial on the matter, L.L. was found not guilty.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. M.Y. - State Criminal Defense Charges Dropped

      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.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. O.O. - State Criminal Defense Dismissed

      O.O. 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 counsels, we were able to secure an agreement and all charges were dismissed.

    • People of the State of Illinois v. T.J. - State Criminal Defense Reduced Charge

      My client was arrested and charged with solicitation of murder for hire, which carries a sentencing range of 20 – 40 years. After motions, hearings, and extensive efforts to mitigate the circumstances, my client was able to plead guilty to a reduced charge and received only 12 years in custody.

    • People of the States of Illinois v. L.S. - State Criminal Defense Dismissed

      L.S. is a military veteran with a diagnosis of PTSD as a result of his service. L.S. was arrested following an altercation and charged with disorderly conduct. By providing the prosecution with evidence of my client’s PTSD and ongoing treatment through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, we were able to get the charges dismissed.

    • Securities and Exchange Commission v. [Redacted] - Forfeiture and other civil cases Civil Penalty Reduced

      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.

    • United States v. D.Y. - Federal Criminal Defense Dismissed

      My client’s home was searched pursuant to a warrant, which was largely based on information provided by a confidential informant. When the police executed the search warrant, they found drugs and a handgun in the house – which they attributed to my client. My client was charged in federal court and faced a potential twenty year sentence.

      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 invalid and suppressed the evidence in the case. The government then dismissed the charges and my client was released from custody after 18 months in jail.

    • United States v. J.G. - Federal Criminal Defense Dismissed

      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 their 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.

    • United States v. J.J. - Federal Criminal Defense Dismissed

      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 issues to the court, the government dismissed the charges and my client went free.

    • United States v. K.H. - Forfeiture and other civil cases Property Returned and Forfeiture Reduced

      In a federal drug case, my client had money and possessions seized when arrested. The government sought forfeiture of more than $50,000 worth of watches, and $300,000 in United States 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 watches returned to my client and the forfeiture reduced by almost half ($140,000).

    • United States v. X.X. - Federal Criminal Defense Shorten Sentenced

      Following a traffic stop by the Illinois State Police, my client was arrested for possession with intent to distribute 30 kilograms of fentanyl. My client was prosecuted by the federal government for this offense. Although my client’s 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 sentenced my client to only 68 months of imprisonment for his conduct.