Not Guilty for UUW
By: James G. Dimeas | Oct 1, 2013 | Recent Victories |
Not Guilty verdict after a bench trial for a client charged with Aggravated Use of a Weapon (UUW) at 26th and California in Cook County. My client was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a minor traffic violation. The officer testified that when he came up to the vehicle he noticed an open bottle of alcohol between my client's legs. The officer asked my client to exit the vehicle and my client volunteered that he had a loaded gun in his coat. My client was being driven to a private detective agency where he was going to be put to work as an armed security officer. The employer testified that he was waiting for my client to come to the office so he could submit the necessary paperwork to the State of Illinois so that he could get the proper license. My client had worked for the agency in the past. My client was believable and his prospective employer backed him up. The judge found my client Not Guilty of the UUW.