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February 2014 Archives

Illinois teenager charged with attempted murder after party

Anyone who has been to a party knows the chaos that can ensue. Sometimes, there are large crowds of people with vastly different personalities and backgrounds, many of whom may be meeting for the first time. To complicate the confusion, they could be loud due to a large number of people talking amid loud music in the background. Occasionally, tensions can flare and possibly lead to violence. A recent party in Illinois has left a teenager charged with attempted murder.

Teen charged with murder of Chicago man, assault of another

Last year on the afternoon of Dec. 10, two men were shot in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. The two men appeared to be doing nothing more than standing on the street when the shots rang out. Recently, a 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the first degree and aggravated battery in connection with the incident.

Woman faces DUI charge after crash injures 7 in Chicago

It is easy to make assumptions. For example, it is easy for people to assume that a person involved in a motor vehicle accident in the middle of the night was under the influence of alcohol. However, many people who have not been drinking use the roads at all hours of the night due to non-traditional work hours or illness. In all cases of suspected drunk driving, it is important that police officers and other authorities make charges based on actual evidence, not assumptions. There are multiple different reasons a woman could have been on the roadways when she was involved in an accident in Chicago that led to a DUI charge recently.

Head of Illinois hospice network charged with health care fraud

Some people know from an early age that their life's work will be devoted to bettering the lives of others. This type of work can take many forms, including teachers, doctors and humanitarians. One man, apparently inspired by the poor treatment of his grandmother, claims that his way of doing this was by providing care to those who are near the end of their lives by running a network of hospices in Illinois. However, prosecutors, who have accused the man of health care fraud, claim that his goal was actually to make money.

Chicago man faces DUI charge after fatal accident

Driving in the early morning hours is often more difficult than driving during the middle of the day. For example, fatigue could be an issue for the driver. Also, it may be more difficult to see due to lack of sunlight. There are any number of reasons why a driver might have an accident at this time, and driving under the influence is often one of them. A man from the Chicago area faces a DUI charge after a recent fatal accident in Illinois.

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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