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Criminal Law: Armed Robbery, Two Not Guilty in One Week

Attorney Dennis Giovannini does it again, two findings of Not Guilty in one week in different cases for Armed Robbery charges.  On January 16, 2013 there was finding of Not Guilty in Criminal Law case No. 11 CR 12887 for our client who was charged with Armed Robbery under Illinois Statute 720 ILCS 5/18-2 and Aggravated Battery under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05.  The allegations were that the defendant brandished a firearm, pistol whipped the victim, and then took his money and cell phone.  After a bench trial in the Cook County District 6 Markham Courthouse the judge found the defendant Not Guilty of all charges.  The charges carried a minimum of 21 years in the penitentiary without the option of probation.  The prosecution called several witnesses to try and support their version of events, however, after cross examination the versions of events from the witnesses didn't add up.  The defense called the responding police officers to the witness stand, and after the officers testimony it became apparent that there were too many inconsistencies to find anything other then reasonable doubt.  After the judge's ruling attorney Giovannini commented saying "The judge did the right thing.  When you looked at the evidence they had against our client from the reports it seemed that he was in some real hot water, but at trial that evidence just fell apart."  There were offers of significant jail time made to our client, but those offers were rejected and ultimately he decided to go to trial.

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Recent Cases
  • Date: January 29, 2013
    Charges: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons
    Case Title: People v. C.D.
    Location: 26th and California, Chicago
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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  • Date: January 23, 2013
    Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon
    Case Title: People v. E.J.
    Location: Bridgeview, Cook County District Five
    Outcome: Motion to Suppress Granted, charges dismissed

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  • Date: January 18, 2013
    Charges: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child
    Case Title: People v. R.V
    Location: 26th and California, Chicago
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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  • Date: January 16, 2013
    Charges: Armed Robbery
    Case Title: People v. D.L.
    Location: Markham, Cook County District 6
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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  • Date: January 12, 2013
    Charges: Armed Robbery
    Case Title: People v. J.S.
    Location: Maywood, Cook County District 4
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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  • Date: November 30, 2012
    Charges: Murder
    Case Title: People v. J.B.
    Location: Skokie, Cook County District 2
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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