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Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, Attorney Francisco J. Botto’s Motion to Suppress evidence was granted and all charges against the Defendant have been dismissed.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PCA Boone County judge granted a motion on June 14 to suppress the evidence from a vehicle search that led to a man being charged with drug possession.

Marengo, Illinois, resident Anthony Struck has been charged with possession of a controlled substance in the case of People v. Anthony Struck, Case No. 18 CF 102.

Francisco J. Botto of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, is serving as Struck’s criminal defense attorney and filed the motion to suppress.

“After a hearing on the merits of the motion, the court concluded that the officer did not have probable cause to search the defendant’s vehicle,” Botto said.

On March 5, a police officer stopped the defendant for allegedly failing to signal before reaching an intersection. The officer claims that he saw marijuana in plain view inside the defendant’s car and ordered the defendant to exit the vehicle while he conducted a search. The officer allegedly found narcotic medication without a prescription.

McHenry County Law Firm Expands Practice Areas Including Real Estate, Appeals and Estate Planning Services.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PCThe law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC recently announced they have enhanced their legal practice to add criminal and civil appeals, estate planning services and expand their real estate department.

The firm’s broadened real estate practice includes counsel on matters of sales and purchases of commercial and residential property, short sales, foreclosure defense, and guidance in dealing with local planning and zoning regulations. In counseling clients through the Appeals process, attorney’s will pursue higher court review of lower court decisions in both criminal and civil matters. In providing Estate Planning services, Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC attorneys will attend to such matters as preparing and executing wills, establishing trusts, navigating the probate process, creating powers of attorney, and providing for the guardianship of disabled adults and minors.

“It has always been the firm’s goal to reduce the stress and anxiety of the legal process for our clients, while working to earn the most favorable outcome in every case,” stated Managing Partner Francisco J. Botto. “Expanding our practice allows us to follow through on that commitment to a larger number of people in need of legal representation.”Mr. Botto added that the new and improved website is an effort to inform those in need of legal counsel of the firm’s successes in securing the dismissal of criminal charges, reinstating driving privileges, and providing meticulous and successful representation in divorce related matters.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, welcomes attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis to the firm.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC , is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis to the firm's McHenry County office. Ms. Ellis joins the firm ready to serve clients with her deep understanding of law and finance. She will focus her practice in the areas of Family Law, Family Mediation and Estate Planning.

Attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis graduated from Loyola University, Chicago, in 2001 with a bachelor of science degree. She earned her law degree from DePaul University, graduating in 2003 with a Certificate in the Law of Taxation. Ellis was admitted to the bar in Illinois 2005 and the Northern District of Illinois in 2012.

March 24, 2016 - Northwest Herald

Jurors found a Woodstock man not guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl he knew for nearly a decade.

Erik J. Avila-Arredondo was arrested in September 2014 and indicted on four counts of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Avila-Arredondo was acquainted with the alleged victim's mother for nine years, prosecutors said. The 36-year-old, who was out on bond, cried Thursday afternoon as McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer read each verdict to the court.

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