Champaign Assault and Battery Defense Blog

March 15th, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Your Assault Charge

You should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer after your arrest for assault. A simple assault conviction can have long-term consequences. You might have to serve time in jail, pay an expensive fine, or complete probation. The conviction becomes part of your criminal record and can create challenges in seeking a job or place to...

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November 11th, 2015

Brothers get probation for attack on University of Illinois student

Two Danville, Illinois brothers – 23-year-old Jeremiah Carter and 20-year-old Daniel Carter – who admitted they were involved in an attack against a University of Illinois student on Feb. 22, 2015 at around 3:45 a.m. in the 500 block of East Armory Street in Urbana, have been sentenced to 30 months of probation and have...

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February 22nd, 2013

Urbana felony witness shot before being able to testify in the trial

An Urbana local set to testify in a Champaign County aggravated battery trial was shot Monday, February 4, inside his apartment. The 29-year-old victim, Curtis L. Mosley, was resting in his apartment at 1101 E. Colorado Ave at about 8:30 p.m. when an unidentified man broke into his apartment and fired a round of shots...

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March 2nd, 2012

Morgan Stanley executive charged with hate crime in cab driver stabbing

Morgan Stanley executive William Bryan Jennings is being charged with a hate crime for the assault and battery of a cab driver in New York City. In December, Jennings was driven by a cab driver of Middle Eastern descent to Connecticut. During the drive, the cab driver told police that the bank’s co-head of its...

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February 22nd, 2012

Officer shot by another agent in the California immigration and customs office

Ezequiel Garcia, a California Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, shot his superior, Kevin Kozak, six times during an argument at the Long Beach, CA immigration office. Kozak and Garcia were supposedly in a heated discussion in a counseling session about Garcia’s performance when he opened fire with a service weapon and shot Kozak six times....

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January 19th, 2012

Comedy this weekend

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices are excited to announce a variety of comedy shows happening this weekend in Illinois… Greg Behrendt, the writer of the book “He’s Just Not That Into You,” will be doing standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Friday through Sunday. 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Tickets are...

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December 30th, 2011

Man sentenced to five years in prison for arson

Tristain Jackson, 19, of Urbana, was sentenced to five years in prison for setting fire to an apartment building in Urbana. According to Champaign County prosecutor, Nick Selvaggio, there was no excuse for the crime, and Jackson had a long criminal history including hard drug use.  Selvaggio states, “What’s problematic for Mr. Jackson is his...

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December 21st, 2011

Holiday light display covers a Rossville home

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices are thrilled to announce a fantastic holiday light display for the whole family to see. Gary and Debbie Kinnett of Rossville create a spectacular holiday light display outside their home each Christmas season. The family strings 33,000 lights over anything and everything on their property. Gary purchases...

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December 8th, 2011

Illinois law professor slashed in Champaign train station

Joshua Scaggs, 23, of Fithian, was arrested and charged on Wednesday for attempted murder and aggravated battery charges after he cut the throat of Dhammika Dharmapala, a University of Illinois law professor. The incident occurred at a Champaign train station, and according to a witness, Dharmapala was standing in a waiting area when Scaggs jumped...

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October 25th, 2011

Marine Corps vet charged with aggravated assault

Joshua Fourman, 28, of Champaign was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after his wife called 911 when he threatened to shoot her and himself with a .40 caliber pistol. Police responded immediately, and Fourman responded peacefully. He was taken to VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville. Fourman served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is veteran...

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