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Charge: Felony Retail Theft +$500 – People of Illinois vs. K.L – Case dismissed

People of Illinois vs. K.L Charge: Felony Retail Theft +$500 Outcome: Case dismissed Defendant, along with co-defendant were arrested at O'Hare international airport and accused of taking several hundred dollars worth of cologne from duty-free stores. Attorney Purav Bhatt established that his clients were never in possession of the stolen items and the items were [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|case victory, Recently Won Cases, retail theft, theft|Comments Off on Charge: Felony Retail Theft +$500 – People of Illinois vs. K.L – Case dismissed

People of Illinois v. A.S.

Charge: Aggravated Domestic Violence 720 ILCS 5/12-3.3 A.S. was charged with Aggravated Domestic Violence under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.3 with the allegations that A.S. strangled his wife after discovering her infidelity. Aggravated Domestic Violence is a class 2 felony with a mandatory 60 day jail sentence if convicted. Furthermore, A.S. would be a convicted felon and [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|case victory, domestic violence, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on People of Illinois v. A.S.

Aggravated UUW/Loaded – No FOID Card – 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 – Not Guilty

Date: August 8, 2016 People of Illinois v D.K. Charge(s): Aggravated UUW/Loaded - No FOID Card 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 Finding of Not Guilty D.K. was seen by Chicago Police with a handgun in an alleyway. As police officers approached, D.K. ran into the backyard near his home and threw the gun on a rooftop. Attorney [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|case victory, Recently Won Cases, Weapons|Comments Off on Aggravated UUW/Loaded – No FOID Card – 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 – Not Guilty

Aggravated UUW – Not Guilty

aggravated UUW - Not Guilty August 8, 2016 People of Illinois v D.K. Charge(s): Aggravated UUW/Loaded - No FOID Card                    720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 D.K. was seen by Chicago Police with a handgun in an alleyway during the middle of the day. As police officers approached, D.K. [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Blog, case victory, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Aggravated UUW – Not Guilty

People of Illinois v Y.H.

People of Illinois v Y.H. Date: May 24, 2016 Charge: Battery Verdict: Found Not Guilty by Jury Defendant was charged with Battery to a female attorney arising from a parking dispute. Attorney Purav Bhatt was able to obtain surveillance video footage of the incident and successfully argued to the jury that it was in fact [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|case victory, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on People of Illinois v Y.H.

People of Illinois v A.A.

Date: 5/13/2016 Charge: Unlawful Use of the Weapon by a felon (720 ILCS 5/24-1.1) Defendant was charged with UUW by a felon in 2003. Defendant never appeared in court and a no bail warrant was issued. In 2016, A.A. returned and Attorney Purav Bhatt successfully argue for the warrant to be quashed. Attorney Bhatt also [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|720 ilcs 5/24-1, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on People of Illinois v A.A.

Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substances – Charges Dismissed

People of Illinois v B.A. Defendant was arrested and charged for possession and distribution of controlled substances including cocaine and heroin after being observed by officers entering and exiting the home. Firearms were recovered from the home that was within 1000 ft of a school. A defendant with no criminal history was charged with 720 [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|720 ILCS, 720 ILCS 570/402, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substances – Charges Dismissed

Juvenile charged with armed robbery – Dismissed

Juvenile was charged with armed robbery (720 ilcs 5/18-1) using a pellet gun. Attorney Purav Bhatt challenged and attacked the State's evidence in pre-trial negotiations to the extent that the State subsequently dismissed all charges against the minor.

By | March 7th, 2016|720 ILCS, gun crime, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Juvenile charged with armed robbery – Dismissed

Probation for Teen Involved In Multiple Residential Burglary Cases

My client Dante Ferguson is a teenage who was arrested and charged with multiple residential burglary charges under 720 ILCS 5/19-3 across Will and Grundy counties. After almost a year of litigation and negotiations, the judge saw fit to sentence my client to TASC probation and allowing him a second chance to turn his life [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Blog, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Probation for Teen Involved In Multiple Residential Burglary Cases

Charge: Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon – Finding of Not Guilty

Charge: Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon Minimum Mandatory Sentence: 3 years Illinois Department of Corrections Finding of Not Guilty. Chicago Police and FBI agents raid the defendant's home. Mr. Bhatt's cross examination of multiple officers revealed, and the court was convinced, that the State could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Charge: Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon – Finding of Not Guilty

Possession of a Controlled Substance

People v M.A. Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance 720 ILCS 570/402 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED – FINDING OF NO PROBABLE CAUSE Description: M.A. was arrested making buying narcotics from an undercover officer. At preliminary hearing, attorney Bhatt elicited testimony from the officer that he approached M.A. and initiated the conversation about the sale of narcotics. Mr. Bhatt [...]

By | January 10th, 2016|720 ILCS 570/402, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Possession of a Controlled Substance

Aggravated Sexual Abuse

People v K.S. Charges: Aggravated Sexual Abuse 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60 Outcome: FINDING OF NOT GUILTY Description: K.S. was charged felony aggravated sexual abuse while driving a cab. K.S. was innocent of the allegations that he sexually abused his mentally ill passenger. Mr. Bhatt believed in K.S.’s innocence and believed he did not commit the crime. The witness [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|720 ILCS 5/11-1.60, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery

People v D.D. Charges: attempted murder 720 ILCS 5/8-4, aggravated kidnapping 720 ILCS 5/9-3.5, and aggravated battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05. Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: Prosecutor’s offered D.D. 15 years in prison. Attorney Bhatt demanded trial and forced the State’s Attorney to produce witnesses that could implicate D.D. in the attempted murder. Attorney Bhatt pushed the state to produce their witnesses [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|720 ILCS 5/12-3.05, 720 ILCS 5/8-4, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.5, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery

Possession of Cannabis

People v R.S. Charges: Possession of Cannabis 720 ILCS 550/4 (1,500 grams) Outcome: CASE DISMISSED – FINDING OF NO PROBABLE CAUSE Description: R.S., an Oregon resident driving through Illinois was stopped by a Cook County Sheriff. After being stopped and providing proper documentation, the sheriff summoned a drug sniffing dog that signaled presence of cannabis in the [...]

By | November 21st, 2015|720 ILCS 550/4, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Possession of Cannabis

Possession of Cannabis

People v G.H. Charges: Possession of Cannabis 720 ILCS 550/4 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: G.H. was charged with felony possession of cannabis. The police had found multiple pounds of cannabis in a south side home. Armed with a search warrant, officers from Chicago Police department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) stormed into the residence in the early [...]

By | November 8th, 2015|720 ILCS 550/4, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Possession of Cannabis

Retail Theft (Felony)

People v D.K. Charges: Retail Theft (Felony) 720 ILCS 5/16-25 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: D.K., a professional woman and immigrant, was arrested and charged with felony retail theft. Through lengthy negotiations with the prosecutor’s office, Mr. Bhatt was able to secure a dismissal of all charges against D.K. thereby ensuring that she would not receive a felony [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|720 ILCS 5/16-25, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Retail Theft (Felony)

Retail Theft

People v A.A. Charges: Retail Theft 720 ILCS 5/16-25 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: A.A. was a pharmacy student who was arrested for retail theft. A.A. faced dismissal from his pharmacy program, a criminal conviction and the possibility of not being able to receive a pharmacy license in Illinois. Mr. Bhatt argued for the charges to be dismissed [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|720 ILCS 5/16-25, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Retail Theft

Bomb Threat

People v M.T. Charges: Bomb Threat under 720 ILCS 5/26-1 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: M.T. was at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train station when he attempted to open his briefcase. He could not get the briefcase open and asked the kiosk employee for help. She recommended he slam the briefcase on the ground and the locks [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|720 ilcs 5/26-1, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Bomb Threat

Possession of Cannabis and Delivery of Cannabis

People v R.E. Charges: Possession of Cannabis 720 ILCS 550/4 and Delivery of Cannabis 720 ILCS 550/5 (8,000 grams) Outcome:  TIME SERVED UNDER HOUSE ARREST Description: R.E. was a client who was arrested during the execution of a search warrant of his home. Police found 8,000 grams of cannabis, prescription pills and paraphernalia. R.E. was facing two [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|720 ILCS 550/4, 720 ILCS 550/5, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Possession of Cannabis and Delivery of Cannabis

Retail Theft

People v A.V. Charges: Retail Theft 720 ILCS 5/16-25 Outcome: CASE DISMISSED Description: A.V. was caught for shoplifting. He was on a visitor’s visaand was given a court date which was beyond his travel back date. Dealing with stiff timelines here attorney Bhatt got an early court date, got the prosecutor to agree to a suggested disposition [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|720 ILCS 5/16-25, Recently Won Cases|Comments Off on Retail Theft