R. Kelly Legal Team Says They Have Evidence of Extortion Attempts by Alleged Victims

Some of the most serious and emotionally-charged criminal cases in Chicago feature allegations of sexual abuse. In these instances, the prosecutor assigned to the case is usually not open to any form of negotiation and they oftentimes try to “throw the book” at the accused. This is why it is so important for the accused to retain an experienced and skilled Chicago criminal defense attorney.
Exhibit A for how contentious a criminal case can become is the R. Kelly case where the famous singer has been charged with multiple counts of alleged sexual abuse against minors. The embattled entertainer recently reported to the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago for a hearing which become quite combative between Kelly’s defense team and state prosecutors.

Legal Battle to Center Around Admissible Evidence

Kelly’s attorney say they want to review text messages and other communications that alleged occurred between celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti(who is now facing his own bevy of criminal charges for defrauding clients) and state prosecutors handling Kelly’s case.Kelly’s defense team also asserts that they have bank records showing efforts to extort the singer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.There is also the matter of an alleged VHS video showing Kelly having sexual intercourse with a minor between 1998 and 2001.
The various statements and press releases issued about the existence of various text messages, phone calls, financial records, and video recordings indicates that this case will likely be won or lost on how much, and what type, of evidence is ultimately admitted for trial. The determinations made on what evidence is ultimately deemed admissible or should be excluded will largely be governed by the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure.

Serious Legal Outcomes If Convicted

Kelly is currently facing 10 different counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If convicted, it is possible that Kelly could be ordered to serve potentially decades in prison. This is because Illinois has consecutive sentencing guidelines if a defendant is convicted of committing multiple acts of sexual abuse against multiple victims.

Have You Been Charged with Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Chicago? If So, Contact an Attorney

As you can see, criminal charges of sexual abuse are taken very seriously in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If you were charged criminally based on allegations of sexual abuse, now is the time to take action by contacting Vadim A. Glozman, a skilled and respected Chicago criminal defense lawyer. His legal team stands ready to help you during this difficult and stressful time.

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