Case Results

Read some of our case results to see how our experienced criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented clients. With over 100 years of combined experience practicing criminal law, our Central Illinois lawyers are prepared to handle any criminal case. We provide passionate legal representation inside and outside of court and will work tirelessly to create a customized strategy for your unique situation. We fight hard for all of our clients, and our track record shows that we are a firm that wins.

  • People vs. A.C.
    No Charges Filed
    JLG client was caught red-handed selling an ounce of cocaine to an undercover detective. The charge carried a mandatory 6years in prison. Result: JLG attorneys successfully convinced the prosecutors not to file charges for over 1 ½ yrs from the time ...
  • People vs. E.A.
    No Charges Filed
    Client was in a relationship with a female one year younger. When our client turned 18, he moved to a different state to attend college. His girlfriend was still in high school. After a few months, client terminated the relationship with his now 17 ...
  • People vs. Charles F. (2012)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested for Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer with a firearm after a police officer alleged that our client assaulted the police officer while armed with a Firearm. Client hired us and we immediately challenged the officer’s ...
  • People vs. Dan M. (2012)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested for kicking in the door of his estranged wife’s residence and cornering her in the bathroom where she hid until the cops arrived. Client was taken from the scene and ordered to not have any contact with his estranged wife. During ...
  • People vs. JN
    No Charges Filed
    During the course of a large drug investigation that led to multiple arrests and convictions, the Government detained and interrogated our client, due to his involvement in drug trafficking. The government also seized all of our client’s personal ...
  • State v. CM (Aug 2014)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested for domestic battery for slamming her boyfriend's hand in a door and striking him multiple times in the face. Within a day and before the actual charges were filed in court, JLG immediately went to the State's Attorneys office and ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People v. F.H.
    Client was accused of sexually abusing his granddaughter over a several year period and was being investigated by the State's attorneys office and DCFS in two different counties. Result: After JLG's investigation, we were able to determine that the ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. C.F.
    Client was a high school teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students. Numerous investigative agencies were involved interviewing witnesses, attempting to locate other students that either had a relationship or ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. S.J.
    Client was accused of defrauding an incapacitated elderly man out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Client and his fortune teller wife were allegedly able to swindle money and real estate from the elderly man and these activities were reported to ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. C.V.
    Client advised us that he had written multiple bad checks on various occations and that the law was actively seeking to interview him. Johnson Law Group attorneys intervened and provided our client's position to sertain creditors and law enforcfement ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. R.H.
    Allegations were made that our client had oral and vaginal sex with his minor stepdaughter. RESULT: Our Attorneys were able to intervene prior to any charges being filed and our attorneys aggressively demonstrated the reasons why charges should not ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. F.M.
    Client was arrested for threatening to burn down her neighbour's house. The arrest came at a time when the client was graduating from college with a Master's degree and several important pending job interviews. Fortunately, our attorneys were able to ...
  • No Charges Filed
    State v. A.J.
    Client was sharing his apartment with two other individuals during his summer break from school when he was accused of selling large quantities of marijuana from the apartment. The cops conducted a raid of the apartment right after our client left on ...
  • No Charges Filed
    State v. TD
    Client was arrested for domestic battery for allegedly throwing a beer bottle towards his wife, choking and hitting her. Client's wife had a history of making false allegations and calling the police before. It was important to the client of getting ...
  • No Charges Filed
    State v. TT
    Client was accused of abuse and neglect regarding her infant son when she took her son to the hospital because infant would not stop crying. After an X ray was conducted, hospital staff determined the child's arm had was fractured. DCFS and Police ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. J.D
    Client was a tenured University professor and was accused of striking a student during a class activity. University officials launched an investigation into felony aggravated battery charges and to terminate our client’s tenured professor position. ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. Jason P
    Client was caught red-handed selling cocaine to a police confididental informant. The deal was captured through an eavesdropping device and video surveillance by several undercover detectives and our client was later found to have possession of ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. Christopher F.
    A 13 year old female accused our client od sexual penetration and the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) indicated our client based upon the alligations. The matter was thereafter referred to the State's Attorney's Office for criminal ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. Michael W.
    Client was accused of depleting his wife's entire life savings and retirement account over a ten year period and at a time when he pretended to be full time professionally employed. As a further cover up, client allegedly convinced an elderly lady to ...
  • No Charged Filed
    People vs. Jose R.
    Client was accused of raping a girl behind a strip club. Based upon these serious allegations, we immediately began interviewing witnesses and based upon our interviews we were able to convince the government that there "might" have been an agreement ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. A.A.
    Client was a driver of a vehicle that was carrying Meth in the center counsel of the vehicle. Client was pulled over by the police for an alleged traffic violation. The police searched the vehicle incident to arrest and found illegal drugs and ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. Phillip E.
    Client was arrested for Aggravated Battery for punching his neighbor in the face while on a public roadway. Client was known for his aggressive manners and had a criminal history including prior felony Battery and Drug convictions. Despite his ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People vs. CF
    Client in his mid 30's was being investigated due to alligations that he had sexual intercorse with a 13 year old. Client had prior felony conviction(s) and was hoping and prayong taht the matter would go away. Our investigators and attorneys worked ...
  • People vs ZB
    No Charges Filed
    Our client was charged with 5 felony counts of Forgery, each a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 2 to 5 years in prison. Since all counts were separate acts our client could have faced a consecutive sentence to prison of 10 to 25 years because of ...
  • People vs. DC
    No Charges Filed
    After having his house raided by law enforcement looking for child pornography, defendant was prosecuted by the Attorney General and the State's Attorney for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Johnson Law Group attorneys worked for several ...
  • People vs TC
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested for Assaulting a Canine Officer's partner (a dog). Our client was an intoxicated college student and he was lucky to avoid serious injury in addition to being arrested. After several months of negotiating with the prosecutor in ...
  • People v. CH (May 2014)
    No Charges Filed
    Our client was a manager at a convenience store and handled the money transactions between the bank and the store for withdraws and deposits. The bank supposedly made an accounting error and gave our client $10,000 extra when money was withdrawn. ...
  • People vs. Aaron C. (November 2012)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested for punching a guy in a bar and then fleeing the bar in his automobile while intoxicated. Cops found our client’s vehicle stuck in an empty filed a short time later with no occupants. Cops traced our client’s foot prints to a ...
  • People vs Mike O. (October 2012)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was accused of driving his truck while intoxicated and for fleeing and eluding the police when they attempted to pull him over. The police caught up to our client at his home the next day and client was instructed by our lawyers to not speak ...
  • People vs. Austin W. (October 2012)
    No Charges Filed
    Client was accused of possessing child pornography on his telephone sim card. Investigators were able to seize our client’s phone in order to send it in for forensics for the purpose of gathering the necessary evidence to charge our client with ...
  • Case Dismissed
    State v. D.B.
    Our client had a felony case already, but he wound up being charged with Criminal Damage to Property as a result of marking the metal on a vehicle (or "keying") a car. The State had everything they needed: the damage itself, a witness to our client ...
  • Probation
    State v. T.B.
    Our client was charged with a Class 3 felony Theft offense after she and others allegedly entered into a conspiracy to collect tens of thousands of dollars from a woman's bank account. The case seemed airtight, and entirely hopeless. Then we were ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. NH
    Johnson Law Group was retained to represent an individual that was stopped by police at a time when his license was revoked for DUI. To make matters worse he had two prior convictions for driving while his license was suspended or revoked. When JLG ...
  • Amended the felony to a Class A battery offense
    State v. JB
    Aggravated Battery to Child Amended to Misdemeanor Our client was charged with a Class 3 felony for Aggravated Battery to a Child. Needless to say, it was an uphill battle. We formulated a strategy, and got to work. Result: we convinced the State to ...
  • Case Dismissed.
    State v. DB
    Felony Sex Case Dismissed in Full Our client was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 felony offense, We utilized all resources from our attorneys to our private investigators to build a defense from scratch. Even though our ...
  • Not Guilty
    State v. DS
    NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT on DUI Our client was a critical care nurse, and her employment hours were obviously different than many of us. She met friends for dirnks, but found herself arrested for a DUI and Improper Lane after she got into an accident ...
  • Not Guilty
    State v. JS
    NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT for Battery of a Child Our client worked as a local school teacher, and cared for children. One child in particular was acting out, and disturbing the rest of the children. Our client moved the child to a different chair, and ...
  • Not Guilty
    State v. LQ
    Airman found Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Jury Trial Our client was charged in 2017 for allegations made against him by his teenage step daughter, of one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 felony offense. Our client always claimed ...
  • Felony Sex Offenses Dismissed Entirely
    State v. CL
    Our client had already been a registered sex offender for years before being charged with two class 1 felony offenses for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and two class 2 felony offenses for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Given his prior history ...
  • Felony Dismissed Entirely
    State v. AZ
    Our client got in an accident when she was under the influence. Having driven into a field, the airbags had deployed, but our client was asleep behind the driver's seat when police arrived. The accident was witnessed by 2 people, and the police ...
  • People vs J.A.
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with the Class 2 felony offense of Aggravated Battery after beating up a cop, along with misdemeanor counts of Resisting a Peace Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The State was adamant that you can't hit police, and ...
  • People vs R.R.
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), which is punishable by up to a year in jail and 2 years of probation, conditional discharge or suprervision. DWLS is probably one of, if not the, most easily proven offenses under ...
  • People vs NA
    Great Results
    "Cannabis, LSD & a False Police Report - No Conviction or Jail!" In a rural county known for its tough prosecutor and judge, our client, who had prior trouble with the law before, was pulled over for texting while driving and the cop asked for ...
  • People v. N.M.
    Great Results
    A long time ago, our client was convicted of Attempt Burglary which resulted in a life-long felony conviction. Our attorneys spent most of a year preparing a Petition for Executive Clemency and ultimately convinced the Governor of Illinois to Pardon ...
  • People v. D.J.
    Great Results
    Over-the-road truck driver was facing felony charges for killing a pedestrian when his semi truck ran a person over killing them and then left the scene. Our theory of defense was to include the possibility that the deceased might have been having ...
  • People vs. AY
    Not Guilty
    "Not Guilty of Ecstasy Possession despite drugs being found in client's Pocket" Our client, an immigrant who has been here 30 years, was pulled over on the side of the road when a cop approached to check on him and immediately smelled the odor of ...
  • People vs E.M.
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    Our client was charged with a DUI in a county known for being harsh on DUI offenses both in terms of sentences and an unwillingness to dismiss them. To make matters worse, our client had everything to lose because it was his 5th DUI that would ...
  • People vs C.K.
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    Our client found herself charged with Retail Theft after she accidentally stuffed an item of clothing in the bottom of a shopping bag. The cops did not buy the excuse due to our client having 2 prior felony retail theft arrests so she was charged ...
  • People vs L.M.
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    Our client was an Afghanistan veteran who was assisting other veteran's while going to school and was pregnant when she was arrested for Domestic Battery in a county known for prosecuting these offenses to the fullest extent of the law. Making ...
  • People vs S.P.
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with a Class 3 Felony offense of Retail Theft after she allegedly stole several items from a local store. The value of these items far exceeded $300, which is why the charge was so serious. To make matters worse, our client was ...
  • People vs B.T.
    Great Results
    Defendant was charged with interstate trafficking of a large amount of cocaine and faced a mandatory sentencing range of 20 - 200 years in prison, due to his priors and quantity, with no possibility of probation. We worked on the case for four years ...
  • State vs B.W.
    No Charges Filed
    Client was accused of taking computer equipment from his employer and selling these items on Ebay. Our client's employer threatened criminal prosecution and eventually contacted the police which started a criminal investigation. JLG was hired shortly ...
  • People vs E.B.
    Not Guilty
    Defendant, a 23 year old accountant, and his girlfriend were detained by police officers after the officers believed that the girlfriend struck our client. Rather than investigate the case the officers immediately handcuffed the girlfriend. As our ...
  • State vs P.N.
    No Charges Filed
    Client was arrested after his girlfriend called the police because she suspected him of drug abuse When the police arrived at our client's home he was detained and questioned while the police conducted a very thorough search of his home without his ...
  • No charges filed
    State vs. RF
    Our client had been through a bitter custody battle in the preceding months with his ex wife when he contacted our office. Shortly after our client won full custody of his children, allegations arose that our client had sexually abused his grandson. ...
  • No charges filed
    State vs. MS
    Our client was contacted and interviewed by DCFS and two police detectives regarding a 2 year old allegation involving our client's niece. Our client cooperated completely with authorities and the more he cooperated, the more he was being accused and ...
  • No charges filed
    People v. J.C.
    Our client attended the annual Summer Camp music festival which always has a large police presence because of drug activity. When our client first arrived at Summer Camp, she assisted some fellow campers in carrying some of their camping supplies. ...
  • Our client received only 30 months probation
    State v. DL
    Our client was a major player in a large cannabis grow operation and distribution network, and was charged with everything from a Class 4 felony to a Class X felony and facing mandatory prison time. The situation seemed dire for our client, who was a ...
  • State v. RW
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with Manufacture/Delivery as well as Possession of more than 23 pounds of Cannabis! One offense was a Class X, for which a person has to go to prison for a minimum of 6 years, and the other was a Class 1, for which a person ...
  • felony dismissed entirely
    State v. JJ
    Our client, who was already on supervision for a misdemeanor offense, was charged with possession of a Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony, after his dorm room was searched and the police found pills along with cannabis, a scale and lots of ...
  • probation with no jail time imposed at all
    State v. CS
    Our client had previously been convicted of an offense under the Domestic Violence Act, so when he violated an Order of Protection not once, not twice, but four times, he was charged with four different Class 4 felony offenses as well as a separate ...
  • Probation on all cases, no jail
    State v. CH
    Our client, who was only 21 years-old, was put on probation for Class 3 and Class 4 felony offenses, and 4 months later was charged with another Class 4 felony and multiple misdemeanors. Our client faced sentencing on all felony cases, and was ...
  • State v. HM
    Great Results
    Our client received 30 months of probation on a felony offense, and was doing great! She was in school, gainfully employed, and was looking to transfer into a difficult school out of state that would keep her busy full time. We needed to terminate ...
  • Our client received 30 months probation
    State v. TL
    Our client was charged with the Class 3 felony offense of Escape after she failed to appear for her jail sentence for a Mob Action case which she was on probation. In addition, our client had accrued several misdemeanor offenses as well as a Petition ...
  • 30 months probation
    State v. CV
    Our client was charged with serious sex offenses on two different alleged victims and facing mandatory prison term. Because the evidence was so strong, JLG immediately got to work using all of our contacts to convince the prosecution to dismiss the ...
  • Dismissed before the scheduled trial date
    PEOPLE vs. NK
    Our client was cited and charged with "driving too fast for conditions" after colliding with another vehicle which was exiting their driveway. Upon contact the other vehicle is engulfed in flames and the driver was pronounced dead. JLG immediately ...
  • Probation
    STATE V. CK
    Our client was charged with possession of a controlled substance with more than 100 grams but less than 400 grams of heroin with the intent to deliver. This was a very serious Super X felony with a sentencing range of 9 to 40 years in IL Dept of ...
  • Court supervision and court costs only, no fine
    STATE V. DM
    Our client was charged with Aggravated Battery to a Pregnant Person, a very serious Class 3 Felony. Since our client had no other priors but traffic matters, Attorney Todd Ringel went to work investigating the matter. After reviewing medical reports, ...
  • Not guilty
    STATE V. CH
    Our client was charged with Attempted Burglary Class 3 Felony. The State tried to say our client's DNA was found at the scene. After lengthy negotiations, the State was unwilling to waiver from their offer of prison. Attorney Todd Ringel developed a ...
  • State v. AD
    Case Dismissed
    Non-Probationable & Extended Term Felonies Dismissed Our client was charged with several serious felonies because cocaine had been sold out of her home. She was extended term eligible (meaning she was facing twice the usual prison sentence) because ...
  • State v. PE
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with a Residential Burglary case where the State had DNA evidence linking him to the crime. Making matters worse our client was previously convicted and served substantial prison time for multiple burglaries and our client was ...
  • State v. DH
    Case Dismissed
    Our client was charged with multiple counts of Domestic Battery and Interference with Reporting Domestic Violence in a county known to be extremely tough on people accused of Domestic Violence. However; he hired the Johnson Law Group and we demanded ...
  • State v. FC
    Great Results
    Client was charged with Aggravated DUI for the fourth time as well as Aggravated Driving While Revoked, He was facing mandatory prison time of 3 to 7 years in the Department of Corrections. The Johnson Law Group went to work and after trying to work ...
  • State v. GH
    Great Results
    Johnson Law Group was retained on a case that would normally be an automatic sentence to the Department of Corrections. Our client was faced with a non-probation able Aggravated DUI. Then on top of it, our client committed another non-probation able ...
  • STATE VS. SS
    Case Dismissed
    Our client was charged with two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a child under the age of 13, a class X felony. He was facing a mandatory sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections. The sentencing range was 6 years to 60 years ...
  • STATE VS. AE
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. While on bond they were charged with a new offense of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. If convicted of both cases the client faced mandatory consecutive ...
  • STATE VS. JH
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Indecent Solicitation, Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Grooming. He was then charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in another county. Our firm was hired for both matters and ...
  • STATE VS. AB
    No Charges Filed
    Sexual Assault allegations on college campuses is a huge political topic right now in our country. So when JLG was notified by our client that he was being accused of sexual assault by another student at the University, JLG immediately got involved. ...
  • State v. JS
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with some pretty bad counts involving felony Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse after he had sex with a 14 year-old girl at a time when he was 28 years-old. To make matters worse for our client, he was on felony probation at the ...
  • State v. VR
    Case Dismissed
    Our client was charged with 6 counts related to possession of drugs with intent to deliver, and faced a minimum sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison because of the seriousness of the offenses. Our client was only a kid, and had no other significant ...
  • State v. JE
    Great Results
    Our client was charged in one felony case with Conspiracy to Commit a Robbery of a Financial Institution, felony Disorderly Conduct after a Bomb Threat, in another felony case with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and with a Petition to ...
  • State v. GS
    Great Results
    Our client was driving at a time his license was suspended and was stopped for speeding. To make matters worse, police discovered cocaine in the car, resulting in our client facing felony charges as well as the traffic offenses. Because of our ...
  • State v. KB
    Great Results
    Our client had been arrested on several felonies, some of which required a prison sentence, and, because they were committed while he was out on bond, they were all consecutive to each other. The State wanted nothing but blood. We put to work a ...
  • State v. SM
    Great Results
    Our client had a serious drug problem. In just a few months, she had picked up a DUI, major traffic, and 4 felony cases, some for felonies related to possession of controlled substances and delivery of controlled substances, and some of these cases ...
  • State v. CG
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with a very serious charge of Armed Robbery. The prosecutor in the case wanted 8 years. After negotiations broke down, JLG took our argument to the judge where we were able to convince the Judge to give our clients probation.
  • State v. TF
    No Charges Filed
    Our client, a student at a local university, was accused by a classmate of sexual assault after a party they both attended. Johnson Law Group was retained from the start. The detectives on the case found the allegations were undermined thus leading ...
  • State v. CG
    Great Results
    A client dissatisfied with her former attorney hired us to represent her at her sentencing for a DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. At the time of her arrest, she had a blood alcohol content of .402. We argued passionately on her behalf, that ...
  • State v. CT
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    False Report to 911 & Resisting Dismissed! Our client was being evicted and she believed the eviction to be unlawful. Our client called the police after she discovered her landlord throwing her property everywhere. Our client called the police and ...
  • State v. MF
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    Our client was charged with Domestic Battery to a Child. In what we argued was clearly an exaggerated charge, JLG defended this case aggressively. The State demanded our client have a felony conviction along with having to register as a violent ...
  • State v. ZS
    Great Results
    Our client, a young man but still an adult was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Facing 70 years potentially with consecutive sentences, JLG went to work and as the case dragged on, the state was still demanding prison. Over ...
  • State v. MK
    No Charges Filed
    Our client and a young woman hit it off well at a local fraternity party and spent the rest of the evening together. The next day, the young woman filed a sexual assault complaint against our client. Johnson Law Group was immediately retained. Our ...
  • State v. SP
    No Charges Filed
    While at a local fraternity party, an intoxicated young woman attempted to kiss our client; he made a clear objection that he was not interested in the young woman. The following day our client was contacted by a member of the fraternity who asked if ...
  • People v. J.D.
    Case Dismissed
    Our client was charged with 4 serious Class 3 Felony offenses; two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, as he caused bodily harm by stabbing two people with a knife, and two counts of aggravated battery in a public place, because he was ...
  • State v. RN
    Great Results
    Our client was stopped for 2 traffic offenses, and arrested for Driving While his License was Revoked. His car got searched, and the cops found 2 different pills that were both controlled substances. Our client wound up facing 2 Felony charges ...
  • State v. RC
    Great Results
    Our client came to us after he and his friends had broken into a building owned by a university. Minutes after breaking things in the building, police arrived, and everyone hid. In the end, everyone was arrested, and our client was charged with two ...
  • People v. R.A.
    Great Results
    The client came to our office after being disappointed with his lawyer and while fighting his 3rd DUI which involved a child under 16 in the vehicle and where the defendant blew twice the legal limit. When JLG entered into the case it had already ...
  • State v. O.H.
    Case Dismissed
    Felony PTR & DUI Dismissed Our client very narrowly avoiding going to prison for a long time on his Class 3 Forgery case, because we were able to convince a judge that he deserved a shot at probation at a sentencing hearing. 3 months later, a ...
  • State v. TQ
    Case Dismissed
    A recent client of ours was desperate when she was arrested for DUI. She hired us and we went to work to fight for her. Pouring through the reports and squad car video we found that the police had violated her Constitutional rights. We immediately ...
  • State v. MC
    Great Results
    Probation and 180 Days Jail When Facing Mandatory Prison for 6 - 30 Years Our client was charged with multiple controlled drug buys after a police informant cooperated against him, and was facing a mandatory prison sentence for up to 30 years on ...
  • People vs DW
    Great Results
    Our client was caught red-handed selling drugs out of his house, which was within close proximity to a church, and was charged with two counts of Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis, one was a Class X, which requires prison time. Our client had never ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. S.C.
    Client was charged with Domestic Battery and the Department of Children and Family Services attempted to make a civil finding that our client caused his child to reside in an unsafe environment. JLG attorneys contested both of the government's ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. R.F.
    Our client was a twice convicted felon that the police were out to get. The police arrested our client for Resisting/Obstructing a police officer on one occasion and for a traffic citation on a separate occasion. Since our client claimed that both of ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. O.
    Client was charged with shooting a neighbor's dog who happened to be a local veterinarian. Client was an elderly professional who was fed up with the neighboring animal. Due to the big stakes involved in the case, JLG set the case for trial. RESULT: ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    State vs. J.P.
    Defendant was charged with 1 Count of Rape, a felony of the first degree, 2 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, felonies of the third degree, 2 Counts of Sexual Imposition, misdemeanors of the third degree. This case went to a Jury Trial and the Jury ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs Josh B.
    Client was accused of threatening to kill his wife with a rifle in the presence of other family members. Client's estranged wife secured an Order of Protection and the matter was set for trial. Client's goal was to beat the Order of Protection and ...
  • No charges were ever brought.
    People vs. H.
    Our client was accused of aiding two individuals beat and rob a pizza delivery boy after assaulting him with a tire iron. Our attorneys were able to convince the detectives not to file charges against our client despite his participation. RESULT: No ...
  • No Jail Time
    People vs. T.K.
    JLG Attorney represented an adult correctional officer who was charged with having sex with a female inmate while she was in jail custody. The State sought to make a public example out of our client and was very adamant about pursuing a jail sentence ...
  • Favorable Outcome
    People vs G.N.
    Our client was a school teacher and basketball coach who lost his job because of the charges against him. Client was unhappy with his current counsel after his case was dragged out for almost a year with no favorable outcome. RESULT: Johnson Law ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. Sam K.
    Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. At trial the prosecution presented the testimony of two police offers who testified that the defendant, our client, drove in an erratic manner, failed his field sobriety tests, and appeared ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. J.W.
    JLG attorneys successfully obtained an acquittal (not guilty finding) at trial on behalf of a former Principal of a prominent Christian school who was charged with seven felony counts of child pornography. The Principal was terminated after he was ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People v. T.D.
    Client was charged with his second DUI. After a long fought battle, the jury came back with a surprising verdict of guilty. JLG attorneys did not stop there. We filed motions for judgment not withstanding the jury verdict and we excitingly were able ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs B C
    Our client was on felony probation for two Class 4 felony cases, both involving drugs. He had only narrowly avoided prison before, but now he had Petitions to Revoke his probation filed, which alleged our client's use of heroin and cocaine. To make ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. Isaac R.(November 2012)
    Client had borrowed his buddy's car and was driving through the State of Illinois when he was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation. State Police asked for license and registration and when our client was digging through his buddy's glove box ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. J.B. (2011)
    The government charged our client with 13 counts of possession of child pornography on his personal computer. Our client was employed as an executive and was well known in the community. JLG attorneys and forensic experts required the government to ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. D.J. (2011)
    Client was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault. JLG attorneys compiled statements and massive amounts of discovery in this case and sifted through it with a fine-tooth comb. As the investigation went on, more and more inconsistencies ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People v. L.A. (2011)
    Our client was charged with DUI and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol. Since this was not his first DUI offense, the stakes were high because not only would a conviction result in the loss of his license for 3 years, but his employment required him ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. M.U. (2010)
    Client was charged with Retail Theft after being caught on a store's video surveillance placing items from the shelves into his pockets and leaving the store. He also gave a full confession. RESULT: JLG Attorney was able to convince the State to ...
  • Unconstitutional Felony Conviction Reversed
    People vs AA (August 2014)
    Unconstitutional Felony Conviction Vacated/Reversed Months After Conviction: Our client was charged with the felony offense of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (AUUW), after which the Illinois Supreme Court declared the offense of AUUW ...
  • People v. D.W. (August 2014)
    Great Results
    Our attorneys have been fighting with the government in order to require the State to order DNA testing on numerous implements found on or about a murder scene. Prior to retaining JLG, our client was convicted at trial of murdering his father at his ...
  • Our client never went to jail, much less prison.
    State vs RE (July 2014)
    Our client was charged with a Class X Home Invasion when he kicked in the door of his friend's boyfriend, and beat him senseless after what he had done to our client's friend. Class X cases require a prison sentence from 6 to 30 years, and, to make ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs TA (May 2014)
    Our client was charged with Driving While License Suspended, probably the easiest case a prosecutor has to prove. To make matters worse, our client's criminal history was nothing that would encourage the prosecution to do her any favors: she had ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. A M (March 2014)
    The State charged our client wit 2 separate charges of escaping from a penal institution. Our attorneys and investigators worked on the charges for approximately 9 months and as a result of our investigation and diligent presentation of our client's ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs GK (February 2014)
    Our client was charged with Unlawful Consumption, an offense that requires a suspension of a person's driver's license, regardless of whether our client got convicted or not. Our client was a college student with a good job that required her to ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs RH (February 2014)
    Our client was a convicted felon and was found with a gun. It seemed like an airtight case and the government wanted prison from the very start. We got involved and were convinced of our client's innocence. We demanded that DNA tests and fingerprint ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs DC (Jan 2014)
    Client was pulled over for bad driving and speeding 45 mph in a 30 mph zone and the arresting officer detected an odor of alcohol on client's breath. The officer solicited and obtained admissions from our client that he had been drinking and ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs AM (Jan 2014)
    Our client was a first offender charged with multiple Class A misdemeanors in a county where people frequently serve jail time on misdemeanor cases. The prosecution was adamant they wanted a plea on the misdemeanor cases, but then our client hired ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs JF (December 2013)
    Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance and growing a large crop of cannabis sativa plants in a basement after his nephew turned born again christian and called the police to report the large grow. Prior to the detectives showing ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs MK (November 2013)
    Our client was charged with multiple felonies, including Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, Unlawful Restraint, and Aggravated Assault. Our client’s case seemed hopeless because he had four prior felony offenses that our office did not represent ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs HH (October 2013)
    Our client was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and DUI. Client was a single mom of minor childern and she had been to prison recently so the stakes were pretty high. Our attorneys weighed the evidence and determined that ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs LB (September 2013)
    Our firm was retained to represent a highly visible Community Activist on charges that he possessed cocaine. Our client was a known pillar in the community who was in charge of makng sure government did not take advantage of blacks and minorities. So ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. Byron T. (June 2012)
    Client was returning from TN when he was pulled over for a traffic violation. Drug Task Force, a canine-unit, and State and County police arrived on scene within moments. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of several kilograms of ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs Ryan R. (December 2012)
    Client was on felony drug probation when he caught a charge for domestic battery. Client was accused of hitting his girlfriend and her child with a lamp post. We knew if the client was found guilty on the new charge, the State would argue for prison ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. Briana H. (October 2012)
    Client was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer during a mob action at a local college campus. Client allegedly struck an officer in the back of the head. The case proceeded to a preliminary hearing at which time our attorneys were ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs Andrew V. (November 2012)
    Client was a 19 year old college student with excellent grades and a very promising future ahead of him with the exception of a recent arrest for selling multiple types of drugs on campus on numerous occasions. The detectives and Task Force had ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs Patrick R. (December 2012)
    Client was a college student under the age of 21 years of age. Client was charged with manufacturing a Fictitious ID (a felony) in order to get into the bars. During a sting operation, client was arrested and was caught with the fake ID and drug ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs RC (July 2014)
    Our client was charged with a Felony Unlawful Restraint, as well as Misdemeanors for Interference with the Reporting of Domestic Violence, Domestic Battery, and Resisting a Peace Officer. On paper, it looked like our client would easily be found ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs RL (April 2014)
    Our client, who had a prior Domestic Battery conviction, was charged in 2 felony cases with 4 counts of felony Aggravated Domestic Battery and 2 counts of misdemeanor Domestic Battery. The facts were not good: in both cases, the "victim" said our ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. MP (2010)
    Two witnesses called the police and reported that they saw our client strangle and beat his girlfriend while they were sitting in a car in our client's driveway. Our client was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery / Strangulation. It was very ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. A.B. (2009)
    JLG client was charged with having illegal sexual contact with a minor child. This was a case that our attorneys had to push to trial in hopes of obtaining a "not guilty" verdict. RESULT: When the prosecutor saw how prepared our attorneys were on the ...
  • A. vs AL (May 2014)
    Great Results
    Our client's former girlfriend filed for an Order of Protection and in the Petition for Order of Protection, she alleged a number of allegations including that our client was a severe alcoholic and that he had a history of beating her. Soon after ...
  • People vs AA
    Great Results
    Our client was caught red-handed and confessed to possessing the cannabis with the intent to deliver, he was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections. Our attorneys were very unhappy with the judge's sentence, so we proceeded to file ...
  • Minimum sentence by statute was imposed.
    People vs. M.B.
    JLG attorneys were faced with a difficult fact pattern when prosecutors charged our client with walking into a diner and shooting another man who supposedly had an affair with his wife. The difficulties were enhanced because our client committed the ...
  • People vs. K.K.
    Great Results
    JLG client was an college athlete that was charged with having sex with a minor female after she became intoxicated and passed out at a party. RESULT: Although the victim's family was adamant about seeing our client spend some time in jail, our ...
  • No jail time served. No Felony conviction.
    People vs. K.N.
    JLG client was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class 1 Felony. Client was also charged with a Misdemeanor and Speeding Ticket. With our client looking at several years in a state prison, JLG went to work. Our ...
  • People vs. E.C.
    Great Results
    Client was traveling from out of state for the purpose of visiting relatives when she was pulled over for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation by the police, the client was found to have drugs and paraphernalia on her person. RESULT: 1 ...
  • All charges except one were dismissed.
    People vs James S
    Charge: Possession with Intent to Deliver - Controlled Substance Initial charges included Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class 1 felony, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, a class A misdemeanor and a moving ...
  • No convictions whatsoever.
    People vs. Phillip R. (November 2012)
    An undercover police officer witnessed our client pull up in his car and engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction. The officer followed our client and pulled him over and upon interviewing our client he confessed and admitted to purchasing and ...
  • People vs. B.G.
    Great Results
    Client had four prior DUI/DWI charges and two prior driving after his license was revoked. Client was charged with a new charge for driving without a license and the State was seeking 180 days in jail. Although State law required a jail sentence, JLG ...
  • Charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.
    People vs. G.S.
    Client was found parked in a convenient store parking lot, sleeping behind the wheel of his car with a half-full beer can in his cup holder. Client was awakened by two police officers, then they requested a field sobriety test. Unfortunately, the ...
  • People vs. C.F.
    Great Results
    Client was charged with 1 count of DUI, 1 count of BAC over .08 and 1 count of operating an uninsured vehicle. Because it was our client's second conviction, his license would be revoked for at least one year. Client had been found by the police ...
  • People vs. P.W.
    Great Results
    Client was charged with his sixth driving without a license charge and ninth driving without insurance charge. Client was facing a minimum mandatory jail sentence of 120 days in jail. JLG attorneys were able to convince the judge to allow our client ...
  • People vs. K.H.
    Great Results
    Client was charged with his sixth driving without a license charge and 9th driving without insurance charge. Client was facing a minimum mandatory jail sentence of 120 days in jail. JLG attorneys were able to convince the judge to allow our client to ...
  • People vs. M.B.
    Great Results
    The client was charged with improper use of a driver's license, a misdemeanor. Most defendants are concerned about imprisonment above all else, while others are concerned that large fines could put them in financial distress. In a case such as this, ...
  • People vs. J.G.
    Great Results
    This case began with the threat of charges being brought against our client. The client had admitted to five separate credit card agencies and one Internet loan company that he had used another individual's identity for the purpose of financial gain. ...
  • United States vs. P.H.
    Great Results
    The Federal Government charged our client with eight counts of mail fraud which alleged that he converted in excess of $3 million dollars of client investment monies from a Hedge fund for his own personal use. RESULT: Through early intervention and ...
  • People vs. S.D.
    Great Results
    JLG Attorney and Investigators worked together as a team with the client, a medical professional who was charged with eight counts of Felony Theft. With a conviction of a felony, the client's career would end immediately. After 14 months of an ...
  • People vs. J.S.
    Charges Filed But Later Dismissed
    Client was charged with attempted residential burglary. The victim caught our client in the process of committing the crime and was able to positively ID him from a lineup after police caught him hiding nearby. These damning facts were escalated by ...
  • People vs. S.D.
    Great Results
    JLG Attorney and Investigators worked together as a team with the client, a medical professional who was charged with eight counts of Felony Theft. With a conviction of a felony, the client's career would end immediately. After 14 months of an ...
  • People vs. C.G.
    Great Results
    Client was charged with Felony Escape after he failed to return to the jail to serve a 180 day jail sentence on a prior felony charge. Although, our client was facing a lengthy prison sentence and there no defense was likely, JLG attorneys were able ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs GM
    Client was charged with three counts of felony distribution of cocaine and a conviction would have led to a lengthy prison term. In fact, the pressure on this case was severe due to our client's prior record of having been sent to prison on two prior ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. M.B.
    JLG client was accused of burning down his ex-girlfriend's house. It was alleged that our client torched the house in order to induce his ex-girlfriend to move back into his home. The evidence at trial included the eyewitness testimony of a paperboy ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. Bryon N.
    Cops approached a parked car on foot and could smell burnt cannabis emanating through a cracked window. Cops pulled our client out of the car and placed him under arrest after finding cannabis and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Client denied it was ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People vs. K.P.
    Client was charged with his second DUI after police found him and his vehicle in a roadside ditch. Police administered the Field Sobriety Tests and arrested our client. JLG attorneys first obtained a driving permit and then set the case for trial. ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs GS (August 2014)
    Our client was an immigrant with no prior criminal history and was charged with two counts of Forgery due to him allegedly forging and obtaining prescription drugs that he needed following major surgery due to the fact that a doctor would not return ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    People v. C.D.
    Client was charged with his second DUI. Our attorneys set the case for trial and filed motions to suppress evidence and to rescind the three-year statutory summary suspension of our client's driver's license on the basis of certain legal ...
  • State v. GB
    No Charges Filed
    Our client was living at home with his elderly parents who had custody of several grandchildren. During this same time, there was an ongoing custody dispute between the grandparents and the mother of the children. An allegation arose that our client ...
  • People vs A.E.
    Great Results
    Our client was charged with felony retail theft after stealing some items a mere 3 days after being put on probation for an earlier felony retail theft. As a result, we had a new felony to deal with as well as a Petition to Revoke probation. The ...
  • Probation, No Jail
    State v. FB
    Charged with Shooting, but got Probation and No Jail! Our client had been to prison before, and had a lengthy criminal history before he was charged with shooting a firearm in an incident in which 3 people were shot. In addition, he was charged with ...
  • the State had no choice but to dismiss the case
    State vs. JD
    Our client had almost completed probation when he admitted to smoking marijuana in violation of his probation. As a result, the State filed a petition to revoke (PTR) his probation, seeking to resentence him all over again. Then he hired JLG. We ...
  • Charges dismissed
    State v. TE
    Our client was charged with Aggravated Battery on a Police Officer, a very serous felony. Our client was a college student, who needed to avoid a felony. Avoiding a felony seemed impossible. There were several police officers and other onlookers, who ...
  • Our client received supervision
    State v. SB
    Our client was charged with a pretty serious DUI after she crashed into a utility pole, flipping her car over onto its roof. Our client went to the hospital, and was determined by police and medical personnel to be under the influence of alcohol. ...
  • No Jail Time
    People vs. M.C.
    JLG client was charged with his fourth Driving While Intoxicated offense. RESULT: JLG attorneys were able to obtain a disposition where our client was not required to spend any time in jail.
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs MK (August 2013)
    Client was charged with aggrivated battery for punching an officer in the face. Client was a senior honor student in college with a bright future ahead of him and a felony conviction would essentially ruin his life. WE counseled our client and he ...
  • No Jail Time
    People vs. C.
    JLG represented a pro football running back against multiple charges of driving while his license was revoked. RESULT: Although the prosecutor fought for jail time, JLG attorneys were able to quash several warrants and were able to obtain a ...
  • People vs. H.D.
    Great Results
    JLG client was charged with possession of cocaine and various major traffic offenses in three separate counties. RESULT: Our attorneys were able to obtain a disposition which allowed our client to serve a minimal 10-day jail sentence which was ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs DB (July 2013)
    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with oncoming traffic. The officer determined the accident was our client's fault, knew our client from a previous fruitless drug investigation, and spoke with our client, who was understandably ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. J.P. (2010)
    Our client was charged with Murder and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking. The government accused our client of hijacking an elderly man's vehicle and killing him in the process. The charges arose from an investigation that spanned a 7 year period. The ...
  • CHARGES FILED BUT LATER DISMISSED
    People vs. J.D. (October 2012)
    Client's husband was charged with aggravated battery to their child for beating the boy, and forcing him to swallow metal screws. The police were able to confirm through the use of X-rays that the boy had metal screws in his stomach. Our client was ...
  • Acquittal
    State v. ML
    Our client was accused of raping his step daughter in a small central Illinois county, where everyone knows everyone, and the sentence for such an offense would have been a virtual life sentence for the client. He hired us immediately to defend him ...
  • Dismissed
    State v. JB
    Our client was charged with Armed Violence, class X Felony, (15-30 years DOC), Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Class 4 Felony and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances, Class 4 Felony. Client was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People v. P.G.
    Client was an Army veteran, driving a vehicle with a group of friends and was pulled over by a drug task force for a license plate being inoperable. K-9 units were on scene and detected drugs in the vehicle. Client consented to a search and cocaine ...
  • No Charges Filed
    People v. M.K.
    Client had fraudulently taken out a student loan in someone else's name and was facing a felony charge and significant jail time due to a prior felony conviction for identity theft. Johnson Law Group was hired and after a year long investigation, we ...
  • People vs. F.C.
    No Charges Filed
    JLG client was charged with having sex with his minor stepdaughter. Result: Our attorneys were able to persuade the prosecutor not to file felony charges in the case. As a result, our client was able to keep his job and continue providing financial ...