Top Kane County Criminal Lawyers Achieve Not Guilty Verdict For Their Client. After an almost three-year battle, Michael Leonard and Matthew Chivari of Leonard Trial Lawyers emerged victorious on behalf of their client. Their client was the sole Defendant in a five-Count Indictment, which included three separate Counts of criminal predatory sexual assault. Accordingly, he faced potentially a dozen or more years in the IDOC, if convicted. The case was tried to a jury in Kane County during the week of September 18, 2023. The State presented numerous witnesses in its case-in-chief, including the individual who made the allegations; a number of family members connected to that individual; members of law enforcement; and expert witnesses. In the defense case, Mr. Leonard and Mr. Chivari presented four witnesses. After closing arguments, the jury found Leonard Trial Lawyers’ client NOT GUILTY on each and every Count.
Leonard Trial Lawyers, in addition to its extensive Federal Criminal law practice, has and continues to represent Defendants in State Court criminal proceedings throughout the State of Illinois, inching regularly in Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, and Lake Counties – in addition to such proceedings in downstate and central Illinois.
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September 25, 2023