People v MKK

Steven H. Fagan

Case Conclusion Date:August 3, 2012

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:All charges dismissed

Description:MKK was charged in Chicago with improper use of a motorcycle because of too many passengers. This led to multiple Class A misdemeanor criminal charges punishable by up to 364 days in jail. Those criminal charges included Driving While Suspended, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and finally, Possession of Cannabis. However, the officer was mistaken about one important detail. A dog is not a "passenger" under Illinois law, and we were able to achieve a dismissal of all charges.

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