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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 been banned from entering campus. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, November 11 by Judge Harry Clem.

The brothers, who were also UI students, did not have prior criminal convictions and pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated battery.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Larson, who asked the court for two-year prison terms for each of the defendants, the Carters were part of a group that tried to assault several people that same morning.

Twenty-three-year-old Danville resident and co-defendant Carl Lately said he and the brothers had been drinking at The High Dive in Champaign prior to the attack. UI police Detective Eric Stiverson said Lately told him that Daniel Carter said at the time: “I feel like knocking somebody out tonight.”

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Tom Bruno achieves favorable sentence for client

Attorney Tom Bruno at Bruno Law Offices was recently able to secure a favorable sentence for his client, 25-year-old Christina Laney. Laney pleaded guilty to battery at a nursing home. However, because of Bruno’s work, Laney was only sentenced to a year of court supervision. If she successfully completes this year of supervision, the conviction can be erased from her record. You can read more about this case by clicking here.

Champaign man charged with assault against his father

The Champaign News Gazette reported that 20-year-old Champaign, Illinois resident Troy Humphrey was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery on Monday, August 11 after allegedly assaulting an elderly man.

According to preliminary investigations made by the police detectives assigned to the case, Humphrey and his 68-year-old father started arguing in their home over who should be in control of the remote control when Humphrey started physically assaulting his father.

The father was forced to shoot Humphrey in the shoulder to make his son stop beating him, police said. The father was visiting Humphrey from Flint, Michigan. He was not charged with a crime since he acted in self-defense, police added.

Criminal charges of any kind can be serious and complicated, but accusations of assault are notoriously difficult to defend against on your own. Fortunately, if you are facing charges of assault or battery, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you fight to have these charges reduced in severity, or hopefully, dropped altogether. Learn more about what the Champaign criminal defense attorneys at Bruno Law Offices can do for you today by calling us at (217) 328-6000.

Trial into battery against child continues

Earlier this month, Brittany Wells, the mother of a 14-month-old boy named Kyson who was allegedly the victim of her 26-year-old boyfriend Aaron Tosh’s battery, told a McLean County jury that Tosh caused her son to suffer from a skull fracture and a broken arm. Kyson was recovering from a fall at the time the alleged abuse took place, but Wells noted that his injuries had worsened.

Wells admitted that her older child sometimes teased the younger siblings, which included the child in the hospital, but she testified that there had been no altercations among the children the day that Kyson was taken to the hospital.

McLean County Sheriff’s detective Tim Tyler testified to the court that he interviewed Tosh, and that the accused denied all allegations of harming the child.

Should Tosh be convicted on battery charges, he could be imprisoned for anywhere from 6 to 30 years.

Assault and battery charges can have particularly devastating consequences on a person who is convicted. As such, if you are facing charges of assault and / or battery, you cannot afford to leave your defense to chance. Find out what the experienced legal team at the Bruno Law Offices can do for you by calling (217) 328-6000 today.

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