A Criminal Defense Team With A Long Record Of Wins
We represent clients when criminal proceedings arise:
- Criminal Litigation
- White-Collar Crime
We vigorously defend their rights and are experienced in working with a variety of local, state and federal investigations.
We successfully defended a business owner against criminal charges of fraud. The prosecution claimed that the business executive gained control over more than $250,000 by forging documents and misleading business associates. The defendant had a contractual relationship with a business where millions of dollars in fees and costs were exchanged. The defendant was to pay its partner upon receipt of funds from clients.
People v. John James: obtained the jury acquittal of a young man who was a relative of a prominent supporter of Mayor Washington who was accused of an attempted murder on three police officers. The trial judge who refused to recuse himself was a close ally of Mayor Washington’s main opponent and unfortunately his own brother was a police officer who had been shot. The Defendant was accused of shooting at the police officers at point blank range.
People v. Folaron: obtained the jury acquittal of a Viet Nam veteran who received a purple heart and was accused of a capital murder in a double homicide. In addition to two eyewitnesses the prosecution used a nationally prominent anthropological expert in an effort to bolster the identification witness’ testimony. This expert was previously undefeated in twenty other jurisdictions in murder cases.
Successfully represented a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor accused of conspiring to defraud the United States and causing over $3 million in losses; negotiated multi-jurisdictional plea agreement and sentence of probation on the client’s behalf.
People v. McManamon: obtained jury acquittal of a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy charged with the murder of his wife; wife was shot at point blank range. State put on witnesses who claimed there was a loud argument immediately preceding the gunshot about his wife becoming a Jehovah Witness and rejecting her Catholicism. Successfully convinced the jury that it was an accidental shooting. Resolved 1987
People v. Gens: successfully defended a prominent attorney who had been indicted for theft for a series of business transactions. Resolved early 90′s.
People v. Mearday: obtained jury acquittal of defendant in high profile case with intense media coverage including interviews by ABC Network’s “20/20.” The case involved an African American male who had been beaten by the police and then video-taped by various news organizations in the hospital showing the level of injuries that he had sustained. An entire city became gripped by the drama.
People v. Gianakis: successfully defended the prominent owner of Hickory Hills Country Club and numerous other restaurants against accusations that he had sexually assaulted and battered an employee. The complainant filed criminal charges and a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
For years, fellow attorneys have consistently rated Craig D. Tobin among the top performing in the nation. He is consistently included in the Best Lawyers in America. Peers also have voted for his inclusion in Leading American Attorneys and the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers. U.S. News & World Report also included the firm in its annual ranking of “Best Law Firms.”
Attorneys at Tobin & Muñoz, LLC, have received an AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available.
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