Posted on September 27th, 2011
Randy Ramey, former Illinois State Representative and DuPage County GOP chairman, recently plead guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge. Ramey received a drunk driving citation in August after being pulled over for improper lane usage.
Police pulled Ramey over after witnessing him crossing over the center lane. The former state representative took a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest. Test results showed Ramey had a blood alcohol content of .17 percent.
With the guilty plea, Ramey was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and must pay a $1,750 fine. In addition, Ramey will attend a victim impact panel and will be on probation for 1 year.
If you or someone you know has been charged with drunk driving, contact the Champaign DUI lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about the benefits of having experienced legal representation to defend you.
Posted on September 20th, 2011
A man from St. Clair County has sued his former employer after he was terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
According to the lawsuit, the worker’s back was injured in January 2010 while working for a moving company. The man filed a workers’ compensation claim in February seeking workers’ compensation benefits for his injury.
Only 2 weeks after filing the claim, the moving company fired the worker. The lawsuit claims that the man’s former employer was in violation of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act by retaliating against him and firing him for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
In the lawsuit, the man is seeking $50,000 to $75,000 in damages for his injury, mental and emotional distress, and harm to his reputation.
Filing for workers’ compensation can be less intimidating and complicated with an experienced lawyer at your side. Contact the Champaign workers’ compensation attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you or someone you know is seeking assistance filing for workers’ compensation.
Posted on September 12th, 2011
Last month, a 20-year old Mahomet man was charged with aggravated battery in the attack of a University of Illinois student.
Witnesses to the attack told police that the student’s head was beat into concrete pavement on the University of Illinois campus. The victim was treated and released from Carle Foundation Hospital.
Police reports indicate that witnesses saw the 19-year old victim running from the 20-year old suspect on South Oak Street. The suspect then bashed the victim’s head into the ground. The suspect was seen fleeing the crime west towards Neil Street.
The suspect was found shortly after the attack and witnesses identified him as the man who attacked the student. He was held in county jail on a $150,000 bond.
Contact the Champaign assault and battery defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you or someone you know has been accused of assault or battery and is seeking experienced legal defense.
Posted on September 7th, 2011
Illinois state police report that arrests for traffic violations and drunk driving were on track with previous years over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Illinois state troopers made 16 arrests related to driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving without insurance, and driving without a seat belt. Reports did not indicate how many traffic citations were given without arrest.
In the month of August, Illinois State Police District 11 alone issued a total of 2,431 traffic violation citations. 798 of these traffic citations were for speeding.
If you or someone you know has been cited for speeding, contact the Champaign speeding violation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices, P.A. at 217-328-6000 to learn more about how we can help defend you against traffic violation charges.