Our client was charged with a class A, aggravated speeding offense punishable by up to a year in jail, $2500 fine and/or a combination of the jail and fine. It was alleged that he was traveling 85 mph in a 45 mph zone. He was in serious need of an effective traffic lawyer. We worked with the prosecutors and presented mitigation information on his behalf. We were able to get the charged reduced from a misdemeanor offense to a petty or fine only offense. This likely saved our client's license.
Our client was arrested and charged with murdering four individuals. In a pre-trial posture, Mr. Fiscella and his co-counsel investigated the matter for several years. They hired experts, talked to countless witnesses, and combed through thousands of pages of reports. The hard work paid off. It became clear that our client was not the one who committed those murders and because of that the charges against him
Our client was arrested and charged with a class 2 felony DUI punishable by three to seven years in jail. At trial, Mr. Fiscella impeached several of the State’s key witnesses and our client was subsequently found “not guilty” of the charge.
In our case against the City of Chicago and individual city employees we obtained a 5.75 million dollar verdict for our client. The City had originally offered a very small settlement. We took the matter to trial. After a six day trial, the jury came back in less than an hour, finding in favor of our client on all counts and awarded him the the amount Mr. Fiscella had requested during closing statements ($5.75 million).
Our client's car was stuck in a ditch following a single car accident. He began walking to look for help. About a mile up the road, he saw an officer who he approached for assistance. The officer immediately began questioning him about driving under the influence and transported him back to his vehicle in a patrol car. Mr. Fiscella filed a motion arguing that our client was improperly placed under arrest when he was driven back to his car by the officer. The court granted the motion and ruled that all evidence obtained after the illegal arrest was inadmissible at trial, including the breathalyzer results. Shortly thereafter, the charges were dismissed.
Our client was arrested and charged with battery after using force to remove an unruly customer. We took the matter to trial and showed the Court that the complaining witness was incredible and her account of events should not be believed. Mr. Fiscella also argued that our client had a legal justification to use force to remove this individual who was trespassing and had battered our client. The trial judge agreed, and our client was found “not guilty” of the offense.
Our client suffered severe injuries from a dog bite. We gathered evidence and hired experts to prepare reports about the incident. Based on these steps were were able to secure a settlement of more than $500,000 for our client.