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Bruce Eli Mosbacher

312-869-4529
Bruce Eli Mosbacher
Mosbacher Law Group
166 W. Washington Suite 680
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-869-4529
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Bruce Eli Mosbacher

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About Bruce Eli Mosbacher

Bruce Eli Mosbacher is one of the most experienced, respected, and zealous criminal defense and medical marijuana lawyers in the Chicago area. He has, for more than 35 years, been on the side of the accused citizen and has never worked as a prosecutor. Bruce has mentored numerous criminal defense lawyers and is regularly called on by other lawyers for advice in the defense of criminal charges ... read more »

Biography

Bruce Eli Mosbacher is one of the most experienced, respected, and zealous criminal defense and medical marijuana lawyers in the Chicago area. He has, for more than 35 years, been on the side of the accused citizen and has never worked as a prosecutor. Bruce has mentored numerous criminal defense lawyers and is regularly called on by other lawyers for advice in the defense of criminal charges and in the area, new in Illinois, of legal medical marijuana.  He firmly believes that all legal means should be used to defend those accused of a crime and has won numerous cases ranging from murder to possession of marijuana.  He thinks that marijuana should be treated much like alcohol and not illegal, and thus has focused his practice on the defense of marijuana charges and, more recently, providing advice to those interested in entering the medical marijuana business that became legal under Illinois law on January 1, 2014. 

In 2016, an out of State client was arrested in a car on on I-80 in Grundy County Illinois and accused of trafficking more than 25 lbs of cannabis recovered by the State Police in a roof top carrier, an offense that carries 12-60 years in the penitentiary and is not probationable. After intense negotiations and argument by Bruce, the case was resolved for a conviction for simple possession and a sentence of Conditional Discharge, which is probation with no reporting, drug testing or any other conditions.

 In October of 2014, after a year of fighting for an incarcerated client charged with trafficking more than 97 lbs of marijuana into the State of Illinois via I-80, an offense carrying a penalty of 12-60 years in the penitentiary, the State folded and the case was resolved for a plea of guilty to a simple possesion charge and three additional weeks of incarceration. 

Last year, Bruce and his team won a criminal case for a man charged with possession with intent to distribute 34 lbs of marijuana ( a Class X case) found in the back seat of the client's car when he was pulled over on I-290 following a lengthy police investigation. After hotly contested pre-trial motions, the judge found that there was no probable cause for the stop of the car and the State's Attorney of Cook County was forced to dismiss all of the charges. This complete victory not only saved the client 6-30 years in the penitentiary but also deportation after what would have been a mandatory prison term.

Bruce has won two major cannabis cases at preliminary hearings in the last year, even before formal charges were filed. Currently he is representing citizens charged with cannabis offenses in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Grundy counties in Northern Illinois.  He also handles expungements of cannabis cases.

Bruce will be proud to represent you and will bring his knowledge, experience, and energy to your case. He will treat you and defend you as if your were part of his family. He will listen to your concerns and fully investigate the facts and the law before going into court to fight for the result you want. He is also an expert in the Illinois medical marijuana law pilot project.  You can write Bruce at mosbacherlawgroup@gmail.com and he will get back to you promptly. His office telephone number is 312-869-4529 and he will return your call as soon as he is able.

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Contact Information

Bruce Eli Mosbacher -
Mosbacher Law Group
166 W. Washington Suite 680
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 312-869-4529
  • Mobile: 312-589-8344

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Marijuana Defense41.00%
Criminal Defense37.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving8.00%
Police Brutality5.00%
Excessive Force5.00%
False Arrest4.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Illinois Member in Good Standing 1981

Work Experience

Position Duration
Trial Attorney / Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender 19882011
Assistant Appellate Defender 19811988

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Hofstra Law School 1981
Washington University (St. Louis) 1976

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2016 – present

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
What misdemeanor lawyers need to know to do felony work. For the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender 2013
Trial Advocacy Coach Voir Dire Workshop & Intensive Trial Advocacy Program Instructor/OSAD ---
Criminal Justice Issues Northwestern University/ Politics of Local Justice Class ---

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