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   3D. Peter WiseSpringfield(217) 522-9010peter@gwspc.competer@gwspc.comGates Wise Schlosser & Goebelwww.gwspc.comwww.gwspc.comwisedpeter.jpgCriminal Defense Law: DUICriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsCriminal Defense Law: White CollarComplex Criminal TrialsSearch and Seizure LawPre-trial Motion PracticeMedical and Scientific Issues
D. Peter
Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel
1231 S Eighth St
Springfield IL 62703-2516
Ph.(217) 522-9010 Fx.(217) 522-9020
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Criminal Defense Law: DUI    Complex Criminal Trials
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors    Search and Seizure Law
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar     Pre-trial Motion Practice
    Medical and Scientific Issues
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Wise defends people accused of all manner of criminal charges including white collar crimes, possession and distribution of narcotics, conspiracy, capital first degree murder, vehicular homicide, DUI, crimes of violence, sex offenses, counterfeiting, domestic battery, theft, and arson. Other lawyers who have tried cases with Mr. Wise have recognized his trial preparation and cross examination skills. He is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Capital Litigation Trial Bar with a lead counsel desgination.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Pre trial
People v. Werries
Post-Columbine bomb threat by a Springfield H.S. student. Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed.

People v Siebert
I-55 traffic stop, possession w/intent to deliver crack cocaine. Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed.

People v. Copeland
First degree murder, so called shaken baby case, not guilty jury verdict.

People v. Thompson
Agg. Crim. Sexual Assault, not guilty jury verdict.

People v. Patterson
Police officer charged with Agg. Battery, not guilty jury verdict.

United States v. Bacon
Felon possessing a firearm ( P. Wise was co counsel responsible for cross exam of testifying co defendant), not guilty jury verdict.

People v. Gott
Trial court order suppressing evidence of a meth lab affirmed.

People v. Morgan
Illinois S.Ct. establishes rule of law that the predicate felony for a felony murder charge must be independent of the act that caused death.

United States v. Garcia
Conviction for poss. w/ intent to deliver marijuana reversed.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois 1984
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 1985
Central and Southern District of Illinois 1985
United States Supreme Court 1990

Hourly Rate:  Varies upon case

Retainer:  Varies upon case

Year of Birth:  1959

Law School:  The John Marshall School of Law, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Order of John Marshall (top 15% of class)

Undergraduate School:  Tulane University, B.A. in English

Representative Clients:  
People who are accused of crime and find themselves standing alone facing the power of the government

Employment History:  
Private practice of criminal law in Springfield for more than 20 years. Founding parnter of Gates Wise and Schlosser in 1997.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  Vice president and board member
Sangamon County Criminal Defense Lawyers Bar Association
  Past president and secretary
Illinois State Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program Faculity Member

Community Involvement:  
YMCA youth soccer coach
Youth baseball assistant coach
Parent in BSA Troop 36

Published Legal Writing:  
Operation Valkyrie: Illionois' Version of the Drug Currier Profile, Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice Newsletter, Winter 1989.

DCFS Code of Ethics Proves To Be a Boon For Father Accused of Sexual Assault and a Bane for the Prosecution Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice Newsletter Winter/Spring 1999.

Legal Lectures:  
Effective Use of Discovery in Criminal Cases 1990

Search and Seizure Symposium, U of I College of Law 1994

Jury Selection in Capital Cases 2001

Jury Selection in Criminal Cases 2002

Field Sobriety Testing: Abnormal Tests To Test Normal Faculties 2003

Firm Description:  
Gates Wise and Schlosser is a full-service law firm, representing and advising clients in the areas of criminal defense, commercial law and plaintiff's personal injury. Our attorneys possess high academic credentials, are committed to the pursuit of excellence, communicate effectively, and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics as well as the upmost concern for our clients.

Married with two children
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