August 23, 2021, marked the 158th Chicago expressway shooting this year. Expressway shootings have skyrocketed in comparison to previous years; with 128 shootings reported in 2020 and only 52 in 2019. Of the 158 shootings in 2021, only 10 arrests have been made. Illinois State Police announced the installation of new specialized cameras on Chicago expressways as a tool to help detect and deter expressway shootings.
As a defense attorney, I see on almost a daily basis issues in cases that can only be decided on whether the officer(s) or the defendant are deemed to be more credible. And it goes without saying that something like 99.9% of the time the Judge chooses to believe the officer when his or her statement contradicts the defendant’s. The problem of course, is that in truth, well over 0.01% of the time the defendant’s version of the events is actually more accurate. Over the years, this has led to officers exaggerating the truth to get the result they seek.
Coping with not seeing family and friends, how to manage school and business, or just navigating life as we now know it, has been difficult over the last year. The attorneys with the Law Offices of David Guy Stevens have felt the same pressures and trials dealing with our new reality. But we have adapted to a new legal world filled with Zoom court appearances and remote client meetings.
If you find yourself facing drug charges in or around Aurora, you do not have to face your trial alone. The legal team at The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC has been working with clients for over 10 years, so we know how to handle these difficult times.
Facing drug charges, but having nowhere to turn? The Law Offices of David Guy Stevens, LLC has seen dozens of other clients in the same position and we have made it our goal to help these individuals get the best possible results from their cases.