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July 2014 Archives

Man faces DUI charge after fatal Illinois car accident

The friendships forged in college are often some of the closest that a person may have. College friends serve as maids of honor, bridesmaids best men and godparents, among other roles. Unfortunately, one young man in Illinois is coping with the loss of two of his friends after a fatal car accident took their lives. He now faces a DUI charge in connection with their death.

Chicago teenager charged with attempted murder

In moments of stress and fear, events seem to blur. Time seems to simultaneously slow down and speed up, and certain events may seem unclear. Under such duress, it is unclear how reliable a person’s memory of exact events might be. A teenager, recently charged with attempted murder after a shooting in a Chicago neighborhood, may question the memory of victims or other potential witnesses in a shooting allegedly involving a group of people.

Illinois chiropractor must mount felony defense

There are a variety of different treatments a person can seek when experiencing some sort of physical ailment. Of all of the treatments available, many people argue for the various benefits of seeing a chiropractor. Treatment from a chiropractor can, they claim, reduce back pain or headaches, for example. However, one woman in Illinois claims that her chiropractor crossed a line during a treatment session. The doctor must now mount a felony defense after charges were filed against him.

Man charged with murder based on Chicago witness

The human brain is a complex organ. While it is capable of many astounding feats, it is also susceptible to memory loss and other deficiencies. For example, the human mind might have problems recalling a face that it saw months prior. However, police officers in Chicago are relying on a witness’s memory of the events that led to one man being charged with murder as well as an earlier attack that has now led to additional charges.

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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