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CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH: multiple sex crimes, including criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

He was a suburban school teacher that was accused of having sexual relations with a student. The student came forward years later and the client confessed to police. If the client were to have proceeded to trial and lost, he faced between 20 and 75 years in prison. With the confession, a guilty finding would have been a near certainty. Mr. Weisberg spent months putting together what is called a mitigation packet. This is a packet of information gathered to show the prosecutor and judge that the client is otherwise a good man. Mr. Weisberg presented this packet and met several times with the prosecutor. In the end, Mr. Weisberg was able to work out a deal where the prosecutor would drop 4 of the 5 charges against the client. As to the remaining charge, the prosecutor agreed to drop that charge down from a very serious sex crime to the lowest level sex crime on the books. The client pleaded guilty to the low-level offense and did not have to serve a day in jail.

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