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Criminal Law: Battery Charges against 4 clients, Not Guilty

In Criminal Law case The People v. A.M. the judge found the defendants not guilty after a bench trial. The trial took place March 12, 2012 at the Branch Court located at 5555 W. Grand Ave., in Chicago. A.M. and three other defendants were charged with battery after an incident at 3am on Chicago's west side. All four defendants were represented by the firm of Giovannini & Olshansky. During the trial the prosecution presented several employees from the tavern who testified that there was an altercation inside the tavern and that security escorted the four defendants outside when they became unruly, attacked, punched, and bit at the security and tavern personnel. At the end of the altercation it was the defendants that were injured and hospitalized. During this horrible assault on the defendants one of whom was pregnant suffered a miscarriage, another was hospitalized with multiple injuries. Chicago Police who responded to the scene also testified for the prosecution, however, during the cross examination by Dennis Giovannini, it became apparent that the testimony of the security personnel was fabricated and contradicted by what they originally told the police. Under Illinois Criminal Law a charge of battery subjects a person to up to 364 days in the County Jail and a fine up to $2,500.00.  

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  • 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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    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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    Location: 26th and California, Chicago
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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

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    Charges: Armed Robbery
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    Location: Maywood, Cook County District 4
    Outcome: Not Guilty

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    Charges: Murder
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