Posted on July 28th, 2011
Earlier this month, a Rantoul man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after driving the wrong way on U.S. 45. Champaign County deputies responded to a call about a possible drunk driver at around 1 a.m. The driver was reported to be near Leverett Road.
A deputy found him turning off the road and traveling south onto the northbound lane of the highway. The officer says he used lights and sirens to try to pull the driver over, but he continued, made a U-turn, and entered the southbound lane of the highway traveling northbound.
The chase ended after the deputy found the 41-year old driver’s vehicle wrecked in a ditch. After refusing to submit a breath test, the driver was arrested on the suspicion of DUI.
If you or someone you know has been charged with drunk driving in Champaign, contact the Champaign drunk driving defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your right to experienced legal representation.
Posted on July 19th, 2011
The Illinois Attorney General’s office has launched an effort to fight child pornography in the state. Authorities say that while technology has made it easier to access and spread child pornography, it has also aided in investigations in to the sex crime.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is scheduled to meet with several Internet companies to persuade them to implement a program called PhotoDNA. PhotoDNA was created in 2009 and donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The technology is able to track child pornography files being shared on the Internet.
Officials report that only 50 cases of online child pornography were prosecuted in 1995. Currently, around 2,500 cases of child pornography are prosecuted a year.
Contact the Champaign sex crimes lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you have been charged with a sex crime and are seeking experienced legal representation.
Posted on July 12th, 2011
Two weeks ago, Governor Quinn signed into law a new workers’ compensation bill that is expected to reform the state’s workers’ compensation system. The governor estimates that the bill will save businesses in Illinois a total of $500 million a year.
Quinn said of the bill, “We’re going to be helping employers in Illinois, workers in Illinois, all of those who are committed to economic growth.”
The new workers’ comp bill was signed at the Navistar plant in Melrose Park. The bill includes new standards for determining if a worker is disabled, new safeguards to prevent abuses, and cuts to medical rates.
To discuss filing for workers’ compensation with an experienced attorney, contact the Champaign workers’ compensation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.