Settlement Reached in False DUI Case
In 2008, Julio Martinez was falsely charged with a DUI, handcuffed to a metal bar, and beaten by a Chicago Police officer in a holding room. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Officer John Haleas was “indicted and relieved of his police powers in 2008 and pleaded guilty four years later to misdemeanor attempted obstruction of [...]
Man Convicted for Eighth DUI
Timothy Morrow, 43, was sentenced in mid-May to 13 years in prison for his eighth DUI conviction, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Round Lake Beach man got his first DUI when he was 17, and since then, “has been cited nine more times with driving while intoxicated and twice with boating while under the [...]
What is a felony or misdemeanor offense in Illinois?
Whether you’ve heard it from experience, or just on “Law and Order”, we have all heard of felonies and misdemeanors. However, not many of us know the difference between the two. A recent article explains the difference between the commonly used terms in Illinois. First of all, felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. If you [...]