Posted on March 29th, 2011
Earlier this month, an Urbana father was sentenced to spend 5 years in prison after being convicted of his 4th driving under the influence conviction. The father, Chad Lange, was unable to be placed on probation due to receiving the three previous convictions within 9 years.
Champaign County Judge Rich Klaus said to the 33-year old father, “If you take the DUIs out of the equation, you are a productive member of society.
Lange was charged with the most recent DUI after backing his vehicle into an off-duty Urbana police officer on Broadway Avenue. The officer followed the dad, and despite there being no damage to either vehicle, arrested him and charged him with driving under the influence.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, having experienced legal representation at your side will be key to defending yourself from possible repercussions. Contact the Champaign DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about how we can help you.
Posted on March 22nd, 2011
Earlier this month, the Illinois House of Representatives voted unanimously 111-0 in approval of a bill that would audit workers’ compensation claims made by employees of the state of Illinois.
The bill states that it will audit “the number of claims filed by state workers during the last four years, a review of the settlement contract process, an analysis of any fraud identification and control policies and procedures, an analysis of arbitrator caseloads over the four-year period, and a review of conflict of interest policies.”
The creators of the bill said that they wrote it after investigating a high number of workers’ compensation claims made by state prison employees and by state workers’ compensation auditors.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, or as the result of unsafe working conditions, and are not receiving the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, contact the Champaign workers’ compensation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on March 16th, 2011
Last week, Governor Quinn signed a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state of Illinois. ”We cannot have a death penalty system in our state that kills innocent people. Unfortunately, that system was in grave danger of doing exactly that in 20 different instances in Illinois,” said Quinn.
The capital punishment system in Illinois had been in place since 1977. The repeal makes Illinois the 15th state to end the death penalty. Quinn’s reference to the system killing innocent people was to 20 different individuals who had been sentenced to the death penalty, but were later exonerated of the criminal charges made against them.
Quinn continued, “If the system can’t be guaranteed 100 percent error-free, then we shouldn’t have the system. It cannot stand. It just is not right in our democracy and system of justice.”
If you or someone you know has been accused of committing a crime in Champaign, contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, to set up an appointment to speak with one of our experienced defense attorneys about your rights.
Posted on March 8th, 2011
Statistics show that hospitals have seen significant increases in dog bite and animal attack patients. For example, a report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that in 16 years, the number of victims of animal attacks admitted to hospitals in the U.S. has nearly increased twofold. Currently, about 4.5 million people in the United States are injured in an animal attack or from a dog bite every year.
The most common problems related to dog bites and animal attacks are skin/tissue infections. Also, more than half of patients require a procedure or surgery, such as dead tissue removal. Hospital data shows that the average medical bill from a hospital stay after an animal attack is $18,200.
To discuss the steps to take after being injured in an animal attack, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.