Aggravated Battery and Mob Action – Not Guilty

My clients were charged with severely beating a man outside a bar in Niles, IL. They were accused of striking the victim on his face, head, and body with their fists and then kicking him when he fell to the ground. This case had to go to trial since one of my clients had a significant criminal background and probation was not being offered to him. I claimed “self-defense” in trial. During cross-examination of the prosecutor’s witnesses, I showed that the victim was the aggressor and not my clients. The judge agreed with me and found my clients not guilty of all charges.