Judge reduces sentence of DUI convict from seven years to 180 days

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 8:42 pm    

On August 3 , Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis resentenced Danville native Jessica Young, 33, a woman formerly sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of aggravated driving under the influence after a fatal accident, to 180 days in jail plus four years of probation. As of August 3, Young was granted 148 days of credit for her time already served.

Judge Tom Difanis came to the conclusion that “extraordinary circumstances” existed in Young’s situation that qualified her for a community-based sentence. Young’s former legal counsel, Ed Piraino, presented evidence to the court from Young’s mother and grandmother about how the two have had difficulties raising Young’s daughter and son, both of whom have had been having emotional problems because of the incident.

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