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Criminal Defense Stories:

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Pakistan Story

Abdul’s family had helped the Americans find Taliban and Al Quaida soldiers in the aftermath of September 11. Abdul came to the Fox River Valley from Pakistan to avoid reprisals and find a better life. Unfortunately, he had a head injury and started acting differently. Soon he was in trouble with the law and facing a felony. . .

Big Trouble Story

Most of the time Jerry was just an ordinary guy who held an ordinary job, paid his taxes and did the things that everyone else does in the Fox Cities. Life was going fine. Oh, sometimes Jerry drank too much, got too far in debt, but he didn’t think he’d end up breaking the law, or if he broke the law that he’d get caught. . .

Tim’s Story

Tim never thought of himself as someone with skeletons in the closet, but one day a policeman visited him at work and told him that he was being charged with a burglary that happened five years ago. A former friend of Tim’s had confessed to the crime and claimed that Tim helped him so that he could get a better deal with the DA. Tim knew he needed a lawyer and a good one. He hired Sisson and Kachinsky Law Offices*. . .

Chad Drug Story

Chad knew drugs were bad but thought he would just try it once. But it didn’t stop there. One day a friend asked him to sell him some. Chad called up another friend and got it for him. Two months later, five of Chad’s friends and Chad were arrested for delivery of a controlled substance. . .

Child Abuse Story

It was a second marriage for both Jeff and Connie. Jeff’s kids, Connie’s kids, a family dog and one big happy family. But Connie’s youngest son kept testing Jeff. Jeff thought he knew how to handle him. Then one day, after Connie’s son refused to do his chores after Jeff told him twice, Jeff lost it.

Tracy’s Story

It happened too quick for Tracy to react. An eight year old boy on a bicycle darted out in the street. She almost stopped in time. Her bumper tapped the bike and over he went. But he got up and seemed ok. . .

Fool For A Client Story

Tom got a ticket and didn’t think much of it until he showed up in court and got a paper with all kinds of fine print saying he could go to jail for nine months or pay a $10,000.00 fine or both. Then he thought he could talk to the prosecutor on his own, but the DA just gave him the brush off and said it wasn’t his case so he couldn’t talk to Tom about it. Tom sat in a hot, humid courtroom for two and one-half hours before his case was finally called. All that happened then was that the clerk gave him another date for a jury trial in four weeks. Tom now had no idea what to do. . .

Grandpa Ed Story

Ed and Joyce had some rough times during their 48 year marriage but didn’t expect their first year of retirement to end with Ed facing 120 years in prison because of accusations made by their grandchildren. Ed admitted to the police and eventually to Joyce what he did. Joyce knew Ed needed the best possible legal representation to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars. She hired Sisson and Kachinsky Law Offices*. . .

Bob’s Story

With 20-20 hindsight, Bob should have known better. He found a 14 year old runaway when Bob was shopping at the mall. Bob thought he would take her home rather than call the police. The next day the police called and accused Bob of attempting to molest the girl and receiving shoplifted merchandise from her. . .

OWI Kid Story

Jeremy knew he shouldn’t drink and drive. But he didn’t feel that he drank that much.. He thought it was safe to pass but then saw a motorcycle was coming right at him. Jeremy swerved out of the way but his friend in the passenger seat was severely hurt and almost died. . .

Mitch’s Story

Mitch had worked at his company for over 25 years. Since the first day he worked there, anything thrown in the discard pile was fair game for employees. One day a corporate big wig saw his van full of material, fired him and called the police. . .

Tom Communications Story

Tom’s experience with attorneys had not been pleasant. They never returned his calls and they charged me an arm and a leg for what he later found out was a fairly routine case. When Tom got another summons in the mail, he called Sisson and Kachinsky Law Offices*. . .

OWI

Jack came to me for help with his 4th OWI. From a reading of the criminal complaint against him it did not “look good”.  He had a high blood alcohol content and it appeared that the Police Officer had “reasonable suspicion” to stop him due to the Officer seeing him swerving in his lane of traffic…

OWI 1st

My 40+ Jim -client came to me for help.  After talking to him, the stop of the Officer did not seem right. My client had come from the Comedy Club, where he had the mandatory “two drinks’ to qualify him for the free show.  He and his girl friend left immediately after the show to stop for Pizza…

Battery & Disorderly Conduct

Alex came to me for help.  He was in his 40’s and his girlfriend was in her 20’s.  She had been to prison for drug offenses and addiction and Alex was giving her another chance.  Her drug of choice was Oxycotin.  Alex knew that somehow she was getting the pills and sneaking them…