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April 2013 Archives

Mother convicted for hitting son's drug dealer

A jury recently convicted a mother who hit a man who she believed to be her son's heroin dealer. She was charged with and convicted of a third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, which means she could face heavy fines and time in jail when she is sentenced later this year.

Supreme Court says no blood tests without a warrant for DUIs

The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion saying that it was unlawful for police to take a blood sample of a man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The man in this case was pulled over by police officers who observed behavior that indicated that he was intoxicated before asking him to perform tasks for a field sobriety test.

Former Chicago Bears player to enter guilty plea in drug case

A former player for the Chicago Bears announced through his attorney that he is planning to enter a guilty plea for the drug charges that were brought against him in connection to a 2011 investigation. Sam Hurd has not entered the plea yet, so he is still scheduled to stand trial next week.

Notable Results

  • Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
  • Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
  • Result: Post-conviction petition granted
  • Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
  • Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
  • Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
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