A Cook County judge found Erickson & Oppenheimer’s client not guilty of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Providing Material False Information on a Sex Offender Registration Form after an extended bench trial today. If found guilty, the defendant would faced 6 – 30 years in prison. The judge found that the witness for the prosecution was not believable when the witness denied giving the defendant permission to live in his Lakeview apartment. Police claimed the defendant admitted that he gave a false address to the Criminal Registration Office at Chicago Police Headquarters.
SEPT. 24, 2013