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Christopher Van Wagner’s Legal Cases

3 total

  • State of Wisconsin vs. Innocent Young Man

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts.
    Description:
    A young man from northern Wisconsin was acquitted on three felony counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child by a Marathon County Circuit Court jury. The jury deliberated just over three hours. This young man was falsely accused of these sexual assaults in 2007. With this verdict, he is now able to move forward with his career plans, which had been put on hold while he and his attorney, Chris Van Wagner, fought ANd WON this case.
  • State of Wisconsin vs. Sexual Assault Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 04, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts.
    Description:
    After several days in trial, with extensive examination and cross examination questioning, Attorney Chris Van Wagner suffered from laryngitis, which the jury found particularly amusing when he apologized for his near-whispering voice at the beginning of closing arguments. Their laughter quickly turned to solemn witness of the life they envisioned for attorney Van Wagner's client if they convicted an innocent man. The prosecuting attorney attempted to overcome attorney Van Wagner's 60-second closing argument with a climatic recap of the emotional exposure suffered by the teenage witnesses during trial testimony. After two hours of deliberation, the jury brought in the verdict: not guilty on all counts of sexual assault and repeated sexual assault of a child.
  • State of Wisconsin vs. Sexual Assault Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts.
    Description:
    A Crawford County man was acquitted on charges that he sexually abused a child. The jury returned the verdict Friday following a five-day trial. The client, a 65 year grandfather, of Eastman, Wisconsin had been charged with two counts of sexual assault. Criminal defense attorney Chris Van Wagner credited the jury with being "able to focus on the evidence and set aside the emotion," he said. Relatives of the alleged victim said trial delays -- postponed from August to January -- were difficult for the child. The trial was delayed numerous times. The last delay was caused by yet another tactic of an unprepared DA when he filed a motion at the last minute without adequate notice to the defense.