The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the firm’s client, vacating his sentence and remanding for resentencing due to the misapplication of the firearms-trafficking enhancement.¬† The Court of Appeals concluded that, in applying the enhancement without sufficient evidence from the government, the district court had engaged in impermissible¬†speculation.

Michelle Jacobs and Vanessa Eisenmann represented the defendant on appeal, and Jacobs presented oral argument. The firm now has 12 criminal-defense victories in the Seventh Circuit since opening in 2013.

Practice areas: Appellate, Criminal Defense.