Case Results

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

JANUARY 2018, LIVINGSTON COUNTY MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED Fairbury police entered the client’s apartment without a warrant, searched the client and seized suspected cannabis and “spice.” Mr. Hiatt moved to suppress the evidence based on…

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AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON; POSSESSION OF CANNABIS WITH INTENT TO DELIVER

INTENT TO DELIVER NOVEMBER 2017, KANKAKEE COUNTY MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED Client was pulled over by Kankakee police. A firearm and cannabis were discovered inside the vehicle. Police claimed they had information that the vehicle…

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DUI

JUNE 2017, KANKAKEE COUNTY NOT GUILTY Client was arrested in Bourbonnais for DUI and other offenses. Despite the client’s failure of field sobriety tests and possession of alcohol in the vehicle, Mr. Hiatt successfully attacked…

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HARASSMENT OF A WITNESS

JUNE 2017, KANKAKEE COUNTY NOT GUILTY Client was charged with going to the home of a witness in a criminal case against the client’s husband and harassing her. At trial, under questioning from Mr. Hiatt,…

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FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

APRIL 2017, KANKAKEE COUNTY CHARGES DISMISSED As a juvenile, the client pled guilty to a sex offense and was subjected to lifetime sex offender registration. As an adult, he missed his registration deadline and was…

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DUI

MARCH 2017, FORD COUNTY CHARGES DISMISSED Client was arrested after being involved in a single-car accident after he left a bar. Despite a high blood-alcohol content and witnesses from the bar who observed the client…

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CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT

MAY 2016, KANKAKEE COUNTY NOT GUILTY Client, a group home worker, was accused of raping one of the residents while on duty. He sat in jail for several months with court-appointed counsel until Mr. Hiatt…

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

JANUARY 2016, US DISTRICT COURT, PEORIA BELOW GUIDELINES SENTENCE Client was indicted for distribution of child pornography. His residence contained several computers and electronic devices with thousands of photographs and videos. Client pleaded guilty and…

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AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

JULY 2015, KANKAKEE COUNTY CHARGES DISMISSED Client was accused of shooting at a neighbor’s home with a high-powered rifle. Mr. Hiatt obtained evidence and witnesses contradicting the claim. Prosecutors elected to dismiss the charge, which…

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PREPARATION OF FRAUDULENT TAX RETURNS

DECEMBER 2014, US DISTRICT COURT, PEORIA NOT GUILTY Client, a tax preparer, was accused of filing fraudulent tax returns for his customers. At trial, Mr. Hiatt pointed out that certain of the returns were reviewed…

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