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.
Details matter! Every detail counts, like where the police actually were when they observed illegal conduct. The defense must have an opportunity to confront and cross examine police observations. No detail is too small in a criminal case. If you’ve been charged with a crime call Boris or Camilo today to ensure your case […]
Search warrant limitations
In an interesting decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court in the summer of 2015, police are once again held to a high standard when executing anticipatory search warrants. In executing these warrants, and specifically when police have installed a “breakaway filament” to alert them to the opening of a package, the Appellate Court held […]
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, […]