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Gun & Drugs Thrown out in Cook County Court

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Armed Violence, UUW by a Felon, UUW, Possession of Cannabis with Intent
DISMISSED
Markham Courthouse Room 103

My client was driving on 221st St. in Sauk Village at Yates when officer Fredericksen pulled him over. Officer Fredericksen had a K-9 unit with him which alerted on the vehicle. Inside the car the officer found a .380 Smith and Wesson handgun and 107 grams of cannabis. My client had an armed robbery in his background so they charged with Armed Violence which as a 15 year minimum sentence. At a motion to suppress, I showed Judge Pitman that my client did not commit a traffic offense and that the officer lied. In the end the judge ruled that the officer had no right to search the vehicle. The drugs and gun could not be used against him and the case was dismissed.

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Fingerprint Left Behind in Burglary Scene

Burglary

Not Guilty

Maywood Courthouse

Oak Park Police arrested our client a year later claiming that he stole equipment from freight container parked behind a business because they found his fingerprint on a freshly painted door. At a jury trial I proved that freshly painted door was not inside the container when the burglary took place but actually out in the alley. I also proved that the freight container was not a building for the purposes of a burglary. Not Guilty.

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Simple Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

Possession of a Controlled Substance w/Intent to Deliver
DISMISSED

26th and California Room 305

Our client was driving in the area of Monroe and Kilpatrick when Chicago Police Officers Chatys and Zarbock pulled him over for not wearing his seatbelt. Officer Chatys claimed that out client made furtive movements and had him and the other 5 people in the car get out. Then instead of giving him a ticket for no seatbelt, Officer Peraino arrived on scene and searched our client and claimed to have found 18 packages of heroin. At a hearing, Attorney Levinsohn cited People v. Vernon Smith in order to have the evidence thrown out because of an illegal search by the police. Case dismissed.

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Arrested on False Information

Attempt First Degree Murder
Armed Habitual Criminal
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
NOT GUILTY

26th and California Room 600

Chicago Police Officer Wells attempted to pay a complaining witness to say that our client shot at the complainant. Shots were fired in the area of 75th and Union. Police barged into an apartment and arrest our client based on false information. In addition, there was no evidence that our client was ever in the get away vehicle or that he ever fired a gun. At trial, we showed the judge that the officer tried to bribe the witness and the case was thrown out. Not Guilty.

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Search Warrant for Property Occupied by Many

Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver
NOT GUILTY

26th and California Room 400

Chicago Police had a warrant for an apartment at 254 N. Keeler. Officers Frano, Bonnstetter, Clelio, and others ransacked the apartment and found drugs, zip lock bags, a scale, and mail with our client’s name on it. They arrested the male occupant in the apartment but our client was not there. 2 weeks later they arrested our client. At trial we proved that our client did not live at the apartment, and had no knowledge of the drugs. Finding of Not Guilty.

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