Not Guilty for Driving on a Suspended License
By: James G. Dimeas | Jul 20, 2013 | Recent Victories |
My client was facing a mandatory jail sentence for Driving on a Suspended License with 8 previous arrests for the same thing. The matter proceeded to trial at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Cook County. At the trial I was able to show that my client was a passenger in the vehicle and was not actually driving. I was able to show that the video from the squad car did not match what the police officer stated he had observed in his police report. This cast doubt on the credibility of the police officer's testimony. Just enough reasonable doubt to win a verdict of Not Guilty. Another win for the criminal defense lawyers at Legal Defenders!
A Not Guilty verdict for a Driving on a Suspended License trial is extremely rare.