Posted on May 30th, 2012
Early Monday morning, an Urbana teen was found near Campustown with a gunshot wound to the back of one of his legs. Police arrived on the scene around 1:30 a.m., where they located the teenager walking around with a bullet in his thigh.
The teenager initially told the police that he was shot from behind while walking in the area, but he could not describe his alleged attacker. Officials at the University of Illinois issued a report to the campus claiming that there was an unidentified shooter that had yet to be apprehended.
Police eventually recovered the gun near the teenager and questioned him about the situation once more. The teenager was unable to produce a weapon handler’s permit and was subsequently arrested for the unlawful use of a weapon. The officials at the university then released another statement revealing that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the suspect was in custody.
If you have been charged with a crime in the Champaign-Urbana area, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the gun possession lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on May 22nd, 2012
A 22-year-old homeless Champaign man was sentenced to 30 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
The man was sentenced on Monday by a judge in central Illinois. Police accused the homeless man of molesting two young girls under the age of 13. The young man was on probation for another sexual molestation case when he was arrested on the new charges.
The maximum sentence the man could have gotten for his most recent crime was 60 years in prison. The prosecutor in his case asked the judge to distribute a high sentence. The judge determined that the man will spend the next 30 years in jail because of the crime he committed.
Child molestation is a serious charge that comes with serious consequences. If you have been charged with this act, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Please contact the criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on May 14th, 2012
The Champaign police department made an arrest today after a motor vehicle’s GPS system led them to an illegal drug distribution operation.
A 31-year-old Champaign man is currently in jail on a $1 million bond in relation to charges stemming from the drug distribution sting. Police located the individual after following the GPS that was installed in his vehicle. The drugs that were seized during the arrest are said to be worth approximately $400,000.
The man has been charged with unlawful possession of illegal narcotics, unlawful possession of a firearm, and the intent to deliver illegal drugs. Champaign police allege that the man was distributing drugs at two different homes in the Champaign area. His next appearance in court has been scheduled for May 30.
If you have been accused of possessing marijuana in the state of Illinois, please contact the criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on May 8th, 2012
A credit union on West John Street was robbed around 10:20 a.m. this morning in Champaign.
The theft occurred at the Central Illinois Credit Union when two masked males entered the building. One of the men flashed a handgun, and ordered four employees, and one customer to lay on the ground. The men exited the building with an unknown amount of money, and no one was injured.
Two high schools near the area of the robbery were placed on ‘soft lockdowns.’ These lockdowns were removed shortly after the incident took place. This is the third robbery in the Champaign area in less than seven days.
If you have been accused of robbery or theft in Champaign, please contact the Champaign theft defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on May 4th, 2012
A 31-year-old man has entered a guilty plea to a Champaign County Judge in regards to a sexual assault charge that was filed against him.
The man admitted that in 2007 he had engaged in a sexual act with a female who was younger than 13. The young girl, who is now a teenager, revealed that the sexual abuse carried on for a span of four years. She informed her mother about the man, and she alerted local police.
When the police questioned the man, he revealed that he had indeed assaulted the girl. By pleading guilty to the single count of criminal sexual assault, the other charges against him were dropped. His sentencing is scheduled for June 18, and the maximum amount of time that he could spend behind bars is 40 years.
If you have been accused of a crime, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.