A life back on track!

Today, Boris Djulabic and Camilo Oceguera of www.dandolegal.comhelped a young man get his professional life back. 

Working for a major corporation that required certain professional licenses, he was told he could not meet the criteria for said license due to a conviction in the early 2000’s for a gun offense. It was his first and last run-in with the law.

Fortunately for him, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in 2013, that the offense he was charged with was unconstitutional. These rulings do not automatically vacate old convictions and cases, however. 

The D&O Law Group researched his case and filed the appropriate motions to get him back in front of the same Judge he stood before over ten years ago and pled guilty in front of, making him a felon. After reading the motion the Court was prepared to make a ruling. The State agreed that our petition had merit, the case law was correct, and did not object to our request. 

As a result, our client now has an absolutely clear criminal record and qualifies for the professional licenses need to keep and advance his employment. 

The best part of the experience for us was that it fulfilled our motto of "helping good people, in tough spots, every day." 

If you find yourself in a tough spot, feel free to reach out to Boris Djulabicand Camilo Oceguera to help get life back on track!

Looking ahead, not behind

Today, a story of redemption. A man who made a poor choice 15 years ago has paid for it every day of his life. Denied a professional license based on that choice, and needing to work odd jobs to get by, he came to see Boris Djulabic and Camilo Oceguera of the D&O Law Group, LLC. After much thought, discussion, and preparation at the office, his hearing day arrived. Nervous as he was, we were able to convey that he had learned from his past and was not destined to repeat his mistakes. Our petition was granted and the client now has a second chance at earning a professional living. At the D&O Law Group, we love to help good people in tough spots. Call on us for all your legal needs.

Keeping a clean record...

This morning a young college aged woman stood before the Court facing up to 180 days in jail and a misdemeanor conviction for aggravated speeding 26+ mph.  The attorney’s at D&O stood by her side, and advocated to the State that our client was a hard working college student who regretted her mistake.  After some back and forth, the State agreed to completely dismiss one of the violations and downgraded the misdemeanor criminal offense to a petty traffic offense.  Our client received court supervision, and a small fine.   The grateful young lady was thrilled, and able to go back to college today without a misdemeanor conviction on her record.