County: Itasca (2011)

Charges: 3rd Degree Burglary

Hearing Type: Felony Jury Trial

Outcome: The State charged three men with 3rd Degree Burglary. Each man was represented by a different lawyer. Ryan Pacyga represented Mr. Benedict. The first man pled guilty and went to prison. The second man went to trial and the jury found him guilty. Ryan Pacyga defended Mr. Benedict at trial, and the jury found him NOT GUILTY. Ryan Pacyga also successfully argued against the State's request to have all three men on trial at the same time, thereby preserving his client's right to have his own trial and avoid potentially being found guilty by association. Click here to see Mr. Benedict comment on having Ryan Pacyga as his lawyer: