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Raymond Wigell’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Outcome:
    Actual Result less than 6 months in prison. Sentence: 3 years IDOC with day for day good time resulting in 18 months in prison less credit for 12 months time served.
    Description:
    30+ year old male charged in 5 count indictment with ongoing and repeated Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of 15 year old female in Cook County, Illinois. State's witness provides statement that defendant was observed and interrupted during one of the "incidents". Each count has a potential sentence of 3-7 years in prison.
  • Identity Theft, Theft >100,000.00, Financial Loan Fraud, Forgery

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY on ALL Counts after 5+ day jury trial
    Description:
    Seller of Property accused of Count 1. Identity Theft, Counts 2 &3 Theft >100,000.00, Count 4 Financial Loan Fraud, and Count 5. Forgery. State has @1200 pages of documents and list of witnesses that implicate our client. Creative and aggressive Defense Motions in Limine restrict the State's ability to connect our client to the wrongdoing. Motion to sever our client's case from co-defendant's case is sustained. Defense's meticulous attention to detail and synopsis yields multiple demonstrative exhibits. Co-defendant found guilty of all counts; our client is found NOT GUILTY on ALL COUNTS.
  • Felony Dismissed - Possession of Controlled Substance, Cocaine

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Outcome:
    CASE DISMISSED - Possession of Controlled Substance (PCS), Cocaine, Class 4 Felony
    Description:
    A 28 year old Female is stopped at 3:00AM for a bogus traffic stop in suburb of Cook County, Illinois. Questionable search of the vehicle yields baggie of white powder which field tests positive as cocaine. State offer of probation is rejected by our experienced defense lawyer. Judge after hearing evidence finds of No Probable Cause at Preliminary Hearing, felony case DISMISSED. Expungement of felony arrest is anticipated.
  • Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Outcome:
    PROBATION (30 months), NO Jail or Prison Sentence
    Description:
    A 34 year old male charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography (Class 2 felonies subject to 3-7 years in prison to be served consecutively) and 4 counts of Possession of Child Pornography (Class 3 felonies subject to 2-5 years in prison). Client gave a statement admitting the allegations. Investigation was initiated by Internet Cyber crime task force. We developed extensive mitigation presentation to ameliorate the allegations. The Prosecution requested the sentence include significant (IDOC, Illinois Department of Corrections)Prison time consistent with the charges. Judge agrees with Raymond's argument that probation is the appropriate sentence.
  • Grooming and Indecent Solicitation of a Minor

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 06, 2014
    Outcome:
    No Prison Sentence, 29 days in county jail and 30 months probation. I was interviewed by the local newspaper about this case. It was a featured news story by Investigative reporter Phil Rogers from NBC WMAQ, Chicago.
    Description:
    A 37 year old male charged with Felony Grooming(Class 4 subject to 1-3 years in Prison) and an Indecent Solicitation of a Minor(Class 3 subject to 2-5 years in Prison). Basis of allegations is recovered text messages on the "victim's" cellphone. Defend is found guilty of both charges after jury trial. We present a detailed and extensive mitigation presentation to the judge at the Sentencing hearing. Resulting in 29 days in county jail, NO prison sentence and 30 months probation.
  • Possession of Child Pornography

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 08, 2014
    Outcome:
    NO PRISON sentence, 180 days Work Release
    Description:
    A 26 year old male is charged with 12 counts of Possession of Child Pornography in DuPage County, Illinois. Two of the twelve counts were Class X felonies which are non-probationable and carry a mandatory minimum of 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections(IDOC). At the time of the execution of a search warrant our client waived his Miranda rights and gave a statement that admitted the allegations. After extensive negotiations and the preparation of a detailed mitigation presentation the prosecution agrees to go forward on one of the charges and dismisses the remaining 11 counts. No prison sentence ordered by judge with 180 days of work release and probation.