August 2012 Archives

Illinois hospital worker faces forgery charges

A former Illinois hospital worker is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing the hospital files of multiple patients. The 52-year-old woman was employed as a patient advocate from 2005 to 2010 and was ultimately fired from that position. The woman is accused of using the data gained from the patient files to send harassing letters to the individuals over a span of almost a year and a half. She is facing three counts of the felony charge of forgery.

Illinois officer accused of sex crime in federal court

A sex crime accusation can bring the rancor and outrage of a community and could potentially prevent someone from receiving a fair trial. Recently, an Illinois sheriff's sergeant wound up in legal trouble after accusations of his participation in child pornography. However, this is not the first time the man has been arrested and accused of a sex crime. The first arrest came in February.

East Peoria man gets 180 days plus probation after fatal DUI crash

A judge recently found "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of an East Peoria man who pled guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana after a fatal accident that that killed a Sparland motorcycle rider last year. He later pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated DUI in exchange for a prison sentence limited to no more than 12 years. He was sentenced recently to 180 days in jail, drug treatment, and four years of probation.

Woman faces drug crime charges after Illinois 9-1-1 call

An Illinois woman is in trouble with the law after placing a 9-1-1 call. However, the trouble didn't come from the actual call, but what happened afterwards. The woman contacted emergency services to make a report about her boyfriend throwing the food in the home out. When authorities responded to the call, they found the woman's claim to be untrue. She is now facing criminal charges, including a drug crime allegation.

One Oxycontin Pill Ruins Man's Life

Drug charges are nothing to take lightly.  Even getting caught with one pill can ruin a person's life. In the article below a man was caught with one oxycontin pill and his life was nearly destroyed.  He lost his financial broker's license and so much more.  Having an experienced lawyer from the very beginning of the process is essential to minimizing the lasting effects of any situation.

Illinois felony charge: Drew Peterson murder trial gets underway

Many Illinois residents are familiar with the case of Drew Peterson, the man accused of murdering his third wife. He is facing a felony charge concerning the recent accusations against him and remains a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife. Although the man is facing an arduous legal battle, he remains entitled to the same presumption of innocence that protects all individuals charged with a crime in our state.

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