“There was simply no evidence to charge him with that,” Amirante said, “and the jury called the state out on that. The evidence was simply not there.”
Attorney Sam L. Amirante and Associate attorney Pam Curran proved that the evidence provided by the State did not warrant a First-Degree murder charge for this case. The jury deliberated and came back with a verdict of Not-Guilty of First-Degree murder.
“Defense attorney Sam Amirante, in his closing arguments, said prosecutors failed to prove that Platt’s actions amounted to first-degree murder. Amirante went for an all-or-nothing verdict, meaning jurors were not given the choice of finding Platt guilty of a lesser crime. Therefore, Platt, who had been out of jail on bond while he awaited trial, walked away free on Friday after the verdict.”
– Chicago Tribune, June 5, 2015
After three day jury trial, client was found NOT GUILTY of driving under the influence, driving with more than .08 blood alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Attorney Sam L. Amirante proved the state did not have enough evidence to arrest the defendant and the State could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Charge of Battery – 38 stitches to the victim; finding NOT GUILTY!