Attorney Obtains Rare Reduction for Federal Crime

Attorney Christopher McCall successfully reduced his client’s federal felony offense to just a misdemeanor, an impressive achievement, considering it is only the 2nd federal offense to be reduced in Peoria County in over a decade.

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Peoria, IL (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

Last summer, a grand jury indicted the defendant, P.P., for multiple fraud offenses, including computer fraud, mail fraud, fraudulent sales tax return, and wire fraud. To make matters worse, the defendant admitted to residing in the United States unlawfully. If convicted, P.P. would face up to 10 years in prison.

Attorney McCall decided to take on the case as he was sensitive to the tendency of authorities to take advantage of the underprivileged. In this particular situation, he found that a hustler had helped his client obtain his social security card. As the client had been using the fraudulent social security card to pay his taxes, Attorney McCall was able to show that he was a victim, rather than a defendant.

Ultimately, this resulted in the charges being reduced to a misdemeanor for underreporting taxes (Case No. 13-10089-001, Peoria County Circuit Court). Instead of a decade in prison, the defendant will have less than a year and a small fine of $5,000. According to a local probation officer, this is just the 2nd federal criminal case in Peoria County that has been reduced to a misdemeanor in the last 13 years.

Attorney McCall is a tenacious criminal attorney who is dedicated to making sure that his clients’ rights are protected. His legal skill has been recognized by numerous associations, including Super Lawyers® and the highly revered American Society of Legal Advocates. Avvo® has given him multiple awards, including the Top Attorney for Criminal Defense and the Top Attorney for DUI. As a former prosecutor, Attorney McCall not only has unique insight into the court system, but an invaluable reputation with the local courts. To learn more about his firm and other clients that he’s assisted, please visit his website:


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