People v. E.A.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: April 17, 2015

Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED 2 CLASS LEVELS - CONVICTION AVOIDED

Our client was charged with Criminal Trespass to a Motor Vehicle – a Class A Misdemeanor. Mr. LaScola negotiated a reduction of the offense to a Class C Disorderly Conduct with minimal sentencing conditions and a relatively low fine. Court Supervision was also achieved despite the fact that our client had been previously sentenced to Court Supervision for a DUI Offense in 2006. Conviction Avoided & Charge Reduced.

People v. D.M.

Practice Area: DUI / DWI

Date: April 8, 2015

Outcome: FINDING OF NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES

Our client was arrested after blowing 2 stop signs. Upon being pulled over, he admitted drinking and made questionable statements to the arresting officer during the DUI Investigation. He agreed to perform the field tests, but then refused claiming numerous physical problems as the reason for his refusal. At the station, the breathalyzer test was refused and more remarks were made by the accused that caused the Officer to suspect impairment by alcohol. After a Bench Trial at the Daley Center, our client was found NOT GUILTY of the DUI and the minor traffic tickets.

People v. S.V.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: February 16, 2015

Outcome: CASE EXPUNGED

Client arrested for Failure to Notify after striking an Unattended Vehicle. Because our client is scheduled to file immigration documents, despite having to disclose the arrest – our client wanted the record expunged so that her Immigration applications would look better & give her piece of mind. The Petitions submitted by Mr. LaScola led to a decision by the court granting the Expungement Order and leading to the information pertaining to her arrest to be deleted from the public access systems and the arresting police department’s records.

People v. M.K.

Date: January 29, 2015

Outcome: Criminal Record EXPUNGED!!!

Client charged with Retail Theft in 2008. Mr. LaScola filed a Petition to Expunge the client’s record and requested an expedited hearing date in Chicago. The Petition to Expunge was granted less than 3 months after it was filed. The client’s record is now clean and his Immigration Petitions will now be more likely to be granted. Criminal Record EXPUNGED & IMPOUNDED!!!

People v. S.H.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: January 26, 2015

Outcome: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

Our client was charged with 3 counts of Domestic Battery against members of his family. An offer of Probation with numerous sentencing conditions was offered, but Mr. LaScola set the case for trial and answered ready on the hearing date – the State was unable to present witnesses & a dismissal of the charges was the end result. NO PROBATION & Case Closed!!! ALL CHARGES DISMISSED!

People v. C.K.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: January 14, 2015

Outcome: 7-year Warrant Quashed and Recalled - Probation Terminated Satisfactorily - CASE CLOSED!!!!

Our client abandoned his Probation back in 2007 on a criminal felony case in Chicago. He moved out of state and had a “no bail” warrant for his arrest for over 7 years. This client contacted Mr. LaScola who quickly went to work locating the file an placing it back onto the court call. Some advance work was performed having the prosecutors run a LEADS criminal database search to make sure the client had a clean criminal history since he left the jurisdiction. After conducting a 402 conference with the Judge, Mr. LaScola was able to secure a fine in lieu of jail time and achieved closure of the Probation case satisfactorily. The client was able to return to his home state and the outstanding warrant for his arrest was quashed and recalled!! Case Closed!!!!!

People v. P.S.

Practice Area: DUI / DWI

Date: December 17, 2014

Outcome: TRIAL - NOT GUILTY on the DUI !!!!

Our client was charged with DUI after a traffic stop conducted by a Cook County Sheriff’s Police Officer on Rand Rd. Our client failed to signal turning left and crossed over the lane dividers on two separate occasions. The Officer testified that our client had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and that his eyes were red and bloodshot. An HGN test (one of the standardized firld sobriety tests) was offered to our client and he participated in that test. After the DUI investigation, our client was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Cook Cointy Sheriff’s Police Department where our client refused the breath test. Upon cross-examination, Mr. LaScola thoroughy questioned the Officer regarding the HGN test and pointed out numerous defects in the way this Officer conducted this field test on our client. He also noted many other weaknesses in the State’s case through his thorough examination of the Officer. At the close of the State’s case, Mr. LaScola did not need to call any witnesses or present any evidence, knowing that the State failed to meet their burden at that juncture. After arguments from both sides, the Judge ruled that our cliet did fail to signal, but found him NOT GUILTY of both the Improper Lane Use and, most importantly, NOT GUILTY on the DUI!!!

People v. A.K.

Date: November 10, 2014

Outcome: Motion for Directed Finding - Granted - NOT GUILTY

Defendant A.K. was charged with DUI after he was found at a property damage accident scene. Upon arrival by the Chicago Police, A.K. admitted striking the parked cars and also admitted drinking. After cross-examination of the Officer, Mr. LaScola pointed out each of the deficiencies in the State’s case and before reaching the end of the trial, the Court directed a finding of Not Guilty after the State’s case-in-chief.

People v. E.O.

Practice Area: Speeding / Traffic Ticket

Date: September 11, 2014

Outcome: Misdemeanor Conviction Avoided!!

Client charged with Class A Aggravated Speeding which is the most serious class of speeding in IL. After a mitigation letter provided to the State’s Attorney’s Supervisor – Mr. LaScola got his client’s charge reduced to a simple traffic ticket with a fine & some comm.svc. & traffic school. Criminal conviction avoided!!

People v. C.B.

Practice Area: Speeding / Traffic Ticket

Date: August 18, 2014

Outcome: Aggravated Speeding in a Construction Zone REDUCED to a PETTY OFFENSE with COURT SUPERVISION

Our client was charged with the combination of Aggravated Speeding (Class B) and was also alleged to have done so in a Construction Zone. This offense not only carried with it a mandatory conviction sentence – but also enhanced minimum fines. After Mr. LaScola prepared and submitted a letter to the State’s Attorney’s Office on our client’s behalf, they agreed to reduce the offense to a Petty Speeding (21-25 mph over posted limit) thereby allowing a period of Court Supervision to be entered. No insurance rate increase & client keeps a clean driving record!!!

Ratings and Reviews

10.0Martin Samuel Lascola