If you are being investigated or charged with the commission of a crime, there is always a way out. Take on the government with a proven criminal defense attorney.

It is often the attitude, skill and commitment of the attorney that determines the outcome of the case. The two most important things to consider when choosing an attorney to represent you in a criminal matter are the attorney's experience in handling the type of offense(s) you are charged with and the results he or she has obtained.

Mr. Bennett has successfully defended many highly contested, serious, high-profile federal and state cases throughout the midwest region. The results he has achieved at trial are unparalleled. He challenges you to find similarly achieved results by any active regional criminal defense attorney. Mr. Bennett recognizes that sometimes it may not be in the client's best interest to go to trial. (An attorney who has successfully resolved many cases by way of trial is better positioned to make this decision). In those cases, he has been successful in obtaining the best plea bargain for his client. Please view the following compilation of cases documenting the remarkable results Mr. Bennett has achieved for his clients. Click on the case caption to view a description of the case. Click on the article(s) to view media coverage of the case.

State v. Stovall

Aggravated Murder (death penalty)

Not Guilty

State v. Feaster

Murder

Not Guilty

State v. Thomas

Murder with gun specification

Not Guilty

State v. Jackson

Double Murder with gun specifications

Not Guilty

State v. McClain

Murder with gun specification

Not Guilty

State v. Reynolds

Murder

Not Guilty

State v. Jackson

Murder with gun specification, Felonious Assault with gun specification, Weapon under disability

Not Guilty/Guilty

State v. Bell

Aggravated Murder with gun specification

Hung jury/Mistrial

State v. Jones

Aggravated Murder with gun specification

Hung jury/Mistrial

State v. Jane Doe

Involuntary Manslaughter

Not Guilty

State v. John Doe

Involuntary Manslaughter

Not Guilty

State v. Brown

Involuntary Manslaughter

Not Guilty

State v. White

Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, Gross Sexual Imposition

Hung jury/Mistrial

State v. White

Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, Gross Sexual Imposition

Not Guilty

State v. Burse

Aggravated Theft, Forgery

Not Guilty

State v. Cromwell

Felonious Assault with gun specification

Not Guilty

United States of America v. Clark

Federal Bank Robbery

Not Guilty

United States of America v. Odoms

Federal Civil Rights Violations, Conspiracy

Not Guilty

United States of America v. KenAmerican Resources

Violation of Federal Mine Safety Laws, Conspiracy

Not Guilty/Guilty

State v. Ferguson

Unlawful Sexual Conduct

Not Guilty

State v. Smith

Domestic Violence

Not Guilty

State v. Murray

Assault, Disorderly Conduct

Not Guilty

State v. Jackson

Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct

Not Guilty

State v. Kegler

Felonious Sexual Penetration, Sexual Battery, Gross Sexual Imposition

Not Guilty/Guilty

State v. Walker

Felonious Assault with gun specification

Not Guilty/Guilty

State v. Suggs

Felonious Assault with gun specifications, Tampering with Evidence

Hung Jury/Mistrial

State v. Finefrock

Felonious Assault

Dismissed

State v. Ward

Bribery

Dismissed

State v. Jane Doe

Theft in Office

Dismissed

N.Y. v. Pankey

Conspiracy, Sale, Possession of Firearms

Dismissed

State v. Clifford

Aggravated Murder with gun specification

Plea

State v. Whipple

Aggravated Murder (death penalty)

Plea

In Re Juvenile

Murder, Felonious Assault with gun specifications

Plea

State v. Villas

Murder, Aggravated Robbery with gun specifications

Plea

State v. Gibson

Involuntary Manslaughter

Plea

State v. Graham

Involuntary Manslaughter

Plea

In Re Juvenile

Rape

Plea

State v. Baker

Felonious Assault

Plea

State v. Jane Doe

Felony Theft

Plea





Mr. Bennett also zealously defends his clients in less serious cases and/or cases involving no media coverage. His commitment, passion and dedication to his client is the same regardless of the profile and/or seriousness of the case. The following is a compilation of some of those cases. Click on the caption to view the case number and description of the case.

United States of America v. Nelson

Felon in possession of firearm, possession of controlled substance

Not Guilty

State v. Levingston

Attempt murder, felonious assault with gun specifications

Not Guilty

State v. Montaque

Rape, gross sexual imposition

Not Guilty

State v. Cherry

Felonious assault with gun specifications

Not Guilty

State v. Harrison

Felonious assault with gun specifications

Not Guilty

State v. Cliett

Felonious assault

Not Guilty

State v. Flantoil

Felonious assault

Not Guilty

State v. Gendrew

Robbery, failure to comply, receiving stolen property, theft from elderly person or disabled adult

Not Guilty

State v. Clark

Possession of dangerous ordinance w/gun specification, possession of marijuana w/gun specification

Not Guilty

State v. Lowery

Assault on a police officer

Not Guilty

State v. Williams

Assault on police officer

Not Guilty

State v. Williams

Felony gambling

Not Guilty

State v. Morgan

Trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine (More than 1000 g)

Dismissed

State v. Smith

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

Plea

State v. Howard

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

Plea

State v. Walker

Murder with gun specification

Plea

State v. Dillman

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Simons

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Ragan

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Montgomery

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Wilson

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Allen

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Brown

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Phillips

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Stevens

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Cade

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Bostic

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Ragan

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Gonzales

Domestic violence

Not Guilty

State v. Wilson

Assault

Not Guilty

State v. Davis

Assault

Not Guilty

State v. Merritt

Aggravated Menacing

Not Guilty

State v. Williams

Aggravated Menacing

Not Guilty

State v. Waver

Endangering Children, Obstruction of Official Business

Not Guilty

State v. Carter

Violation of Protection Order

Not Guilty

State v. Flantoil

Telephone Harrassment

Not Guilty

State v. Coleman

Possession of Drugs

Not Guilty

State v. Knowles

Possession of Drugs

Not Guilty

State v. Williams

Criminal Trespassing

Not Guilty

State v. Ford

Assault

Not Guilty

State v. Surrell

Assault

Not Guilty

State v. Henderson

Assault

Not Guilty

State v. Graham

Child endangering

Not Guilty

State v. Rooks

Child endangering

Not Guilty

State v. Sanders

Resisting arrest

Not Guilty

State v. Warren

Criminal trespass

Not Guilty

State v. Ervin

Unauthorized use of property

Not Guilty

State v. Benford

Telephone harassment

Not Guilty

State v. Harding

Aggravated Menacing

Not Guilty

State v. Griffin

Theft

Not Guilty