Could Illinois crime labs be infringing upon the legal rights of individuals accused of criminal conduct in our state? That is the question that some people may be asking after disclosure of alarming backlogs at the labs. These backlogs delay criminal proceedings and may lead to legal claims that the rights of those who are facing a felony charge or other criminal proceedings could be in jeopardy.
A man is facing a felony charge after being accused of attempting to detonate a bomb in Illinois. The 18-year-old U.S citizen allegedly spent several months researching jihad and posted on how he was going to kill Americans. He attracted the notice of federal authorities, who then appear to have groomed the man into attempting a terrorist action. When he allegedly attempted to detonate a fake bomb in Chicago, he was arrested on at least one felony charge.
Two Illinois men face a felony charge related to home repairs for an elderly man. The homeowner allegedly gave the two workers $4,000 to seal his driveway. However, the two allegedly never returned to the home to give the man a warranty for the coating they used, which led to a felony charge of aggravated home repair fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A homeless man faces a felony charge after being accused of several home burglaries. The 35-year-old man has been arrested and was being held at the Madison County Jail. His bail was set at $150,000. Police claim he is responsible for burglaries outside of Edwardsville and other areas within the county. The felony charge involves several incidents, the first of which dates back to the end of June.
Almost every parent has experienced that heart-stopping moment when they look around and notice they no longer see their child. Just leaving a child out of sight for mere moments can sometimes result in tragic consequences. For one couple, it also resulted in a felony charge. Investigators accuse an Edwardsville couple of intentionally leaving their child unsupervised. He was later found floating in a small lake on Cherokee Trail.
An Illinois teenager is facing a felony charge after being accused of shaking and squeezing his infant son hard enough for the baby to suffer fractures. The mother had taken the baby to a hospital for an exam when the alleged abuse was uncovered. Doctors discovered the 5-month-old had several fractures. The teenager has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a child, a felony charge in Illinois.