A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (133+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients cases. Let my 26 years of trial experience work for you. My practice is primarily criminal defense oriented. Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Monroe, Montgomery, Clinton, Calhoun, Fayette and Bond counties are the counties I concentrate in.
Unlike other attorneys, we don't practice in other areas such as bankruptcy, collections, or small claims. We prefer to concentrate our efforts in criminal defense. This allows us to maintain a high level of reputation among the courts and prosecutors. Further, we concentrate our practice only in Southern Illinois. For the same reason - this helps our clients more successfully resolve their cases.
I am retained by most persons charged with cannabis and drug trafficking in the metro-east area. I am able to successfully obtain dismissals in about 50% of trafficking cases. The manner in which I accomplish this is to obtain COMPLETE discovery. Most attorneys don't know what evidence exists. I am well versed in all types of discovery from K9 packets (including Trainer), Valkyrie protocol, confidential informant disclosures, complete search warrant materials (all 3 portions), radio/communication logs, dash cams, body cams, backup officer reports, MEGSI investigative reports, interview dvds, forensic laboratory reports, EPIC information, DEA Task Force discovery, and many other discoverable information.
Many times I am brought in on cases from attorneys who reside outside Illinois from all over the country who quickly find themselves at a loss on how to best represent their clients. I work with other attorneys who enter on a pro hac vice basis.
I am upfront and honest with all my cients what to expect from their charges given their particular fact pattern.
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