Representative Cases

INNOVATIVE EXPERT TESTIMONY RESULTS IN NOT GUILTY ON SECOND DUI

A jury found our client NOT GUILTY in less than an hour on what would have been his second DUI. The State presented a video from the Glen Ellyn Police Department to the jury which contained damaging and incriminating behavior. Thinking outside the box—we retained the services of a licensed clinical psychologist, who attributed the behavior, and refusal to take the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests, to a diagnosis of Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

KANE COUNTY JURY FINDS OUR CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT

In less than two hours a Kane County Jury found an Aurora man not guilty of the non-probationable count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault. He was convicted of the lesser counts making him eligible for probation and not the maximum of 60 years.

$260,000 FOR CYCLIST HIT BY CAR DURING A GROUP RIDE

The firm was able to access multiple insurance policies, including the uninsured/under-insured policy of our client, to secure a $260,000 award. Additionally, we negotiated over $75,000 in medical liens down to under $20,000—so our client walked away with a larger sum.

NOT GUILTY ON AGGRAVATED DUI IN DUPAGE COUNTY

Judge found our client not guilty after a bench trial that lasted two days.

FULL DISMISSAL ON COOK COUNTY ROBBERY CASE

Presented the State with inconsistent statements from the alleged victim of a robbery in Chicago before trial. The State decided not to proceed and dismissed all felony and misdemeanor charges against our client.

NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN DUPAGE COUNTY FINANCIAL CRIME CASE

Judge found client not guilty of all counts including Forgery, Deceptive Practices and theft.

JURY FINDS CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF A STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE

Naperville police charged our client with possessing a stolen motor vehicle. A six person jury—made up of several Naperville residents—found him not guilty in less than an hour.

FELONY COUNT DROPPED AFTER WINNING MOTION TO SUPPRESS STATEMENTS IN JUVENILE CASE DOWNSTATE

A juvenile was charged with several sex crimes in a county outside St. Louis. We were able to suppress the video taped confession on the grounds that the police not only kept his mother away, but also failed to provide a disinterested adult to look after the best interests of the minor.

NOT GUILTY IN HOME REPAIR FRAUD JURY TRIAL

Our client was charged with Financial Exploitation, Theft and Home Repair Fraud. We decided to take the case to trial in front of a six person jury. The jury came back not guilty on all charges.

TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY—"NOT GUILTY" ALL COUNTS SAYS JURY

The jury found our client not guilty of both the great bodily harm count, as well as the harmful or offensive touching count.

TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES FOR JURY TO FIND CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF ARMED ROBBERY AND ROBBERY

Our client was charged with Armed Robbery with a handgun, as well as robbery. To make matters worse, his co-defendant had taken a deal and pled guilty in exchange for his testimony against our client. We successfully cross-examined the co-defendant on his biased testimony. The Jury took only twenty-five minutes to find our client not guilty on all counts.

NOT GUILTY OF 5TH DUI

Client was charged with Aggravated DUI—which would have been his fifth conviction. Judge disagreed and found him not guilty after a bench trial in DuPage County.

NOT GUILTY ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ARMED VIOLENCE

Client was charged with allegedly shooting another man at point blank range in the back of a car during a botched drug transaction. The State played an hour long video taped confession of the client. We successfully argued to the Jury that the confession was coerced and they returned a verdict of not guilty after 2 1/2 hours of deliberation.

DUPAGE JURY FINDS YOUNG GIRL NOT GUILTY OF HEROIN POSSESSION

An 18 year old client was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drugs. She was a first time offender but the State was not willing to reduce the felony charge. We took the matter to a Jury, and she won—on all counts.

QUICK NOT GUILTY ON TWO FELONY COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY

Homeless client living in a van in Wheaton was being harassed by a group of teenagers. When the teens attacked him he responded in self-defense. Wheaton police took the word of the teens and charged our client. Jury agreed with us and found him not guilty on all counts.

STATE REJECTS OUR OFFER TO SETTLE; JURY AQUITS ON ALL COUNTS

Our client was charged with Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver. We proposed a settle to the State’s Attorney that would involve our client pleading to a lesser count of simple possession. The State, feeling overly confident, refused our offer. Jury found him not guilty of all charges.

NOT GUILTY ON NAPERVILLE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION AND DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED

Client was pulled over by the Naperville Police for driving on a suspended license. During the stop the Naperville Police found cocaine. The Jury acquitted our client on all counts.

FASTEST NOT GUILTY EVER!

A DuPage County Jury retired to the deliberation room, picked a foreman voted and returned a not guilty verdict on a Criminal Damage to Property case in 1 minute and 45 seconds. Fastest verdict we are aware of.

JURY TRIAL FOR UNDER AGE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

What a lot of people don’t know is that consumption of alcohol by a minor is a Class A misdemeanor. That means it is punishable by up to one year in jail—same as a DUI, Domestic Battery, Retail Theft and a host of other serious crimes. And … It results in the loss of the young person’s license and driving privileges for a significant period of time. So we decided to fight this ridiculousness the only way we know how … Jury trial. And it always works—not guilty!

SECOND FASTEST NOT GUILTY VERDICT

Jury came back in less than 5 minutes! Not guilty of Disorderly conduct. Second fastest acquittal for us.

RESISTING NAPERVILLE POLICE OFFICER

Jury found our client not guilty of resisting arrest. The State brought two separate counts of resisting involving the Naperville Police. Acquittal on Both!

NOT GUILTY OF CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL BY A MINOR

Another acquittal for underage drinking. This time Elmhurst police brought the charges.

TWO NOT GUILTY VERDICTS WITH THE SAME PROSECUTORS

The State forced us to Jury two different Theft cases with two different clients in the same courtroom weeks apart. Both were not guilty.

NOT GUILTY ON DOUBLE JEOPARDY GROUNDS

The State demanded mistrial when we were effectively arguing that the victim of a domestic violence case had previously been using false police reports against other boyfriends in the past. The Judge granted the State’s request—but on appeal the appellate court reversed the judge and found our client not guilty on Double Jeopardy grounds.

NOT GUILTY WESTMONT DUI

Not guilty on a no blow DUI.

NOT GUILTY NAPERVILLE DUI

Despite an alleged blow over .08, the Jury found our client not guilty on all counts!

NAPERVILLE CLIENT ACQUITTED OF VIOLATION OF AN ORDER OF PROTECTION AND TELEPHONE HARASSMENT

The Jury sided with us, and believed that it was the Naperville woman who was actually calling our client to harass him. Not Guilty in under an hour.

The outcomes described on this website accurately represent selected matters handled by Casey Nelson, LLP.The success of any case depends on the unique circumstances of each case. Casey Nelson does not guarantee future results based on past successes we have achieved for our clients.

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