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University of Illinois student charged with sexual assault

A 21-year-old University of Illinois student with disabilities has been charged with the sexual assault of another student.

The alleged incident took place after a night of drinking at a bar in Champaign close to the university. The disabled student, his caretaker, and a female student with disabilities all returned to the student’s house after the bar.

According to the female student, the caretaker aided in the sexual assault attack that was carried out in the early morning hours on Friday. The woman, who requires a wheelchair to get around, reported the incident to a friend who alerted the authorities. The 21-year-old student was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.

If you have been charged with sexual assault, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Please contact the criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.


Illinois man freed after murder conviction is dropped

After 32 years in a high-security prison, an Illinois man has been released after DNA evidence proved he was not responsible for a murder in 1980.

The man was charged and convicted of the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl when he was a teenager. DNA testing was not available at the time of his trial, and he was convicted by a jury of his peers. The man was 19-years-old at the time.

In 2004, the prisoner asked that the DNA evidence in the case be reviewed. After the testing was completed, it was determined that another man’s DNA was present at the scene of the crime instead of the convicted man’s DNA.

If you have been accused of a crime in Illinois, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.


Guilty plea entered by Champaign man in regards to sexual assault

A 22-year-old Champaign man has plead guilty to aggravated criminal sexual assault, and one count of home invasion. Both of these crimes are considered to be Class X felonies.

On August 25, the man allegedly entered the apartment of a pregnant woman in his complex by breaking through her second story balcony door. He apprehended the female, and sexually assaulted her at knife point in a bedroom. He stole her credit card, and left her bruised and beaten.

The woman recognized the man from her apartment complex, and was able to testify during trial. Two additional charges were dropped against the man in agreement with the plea bargain that he entered into. He faces a total of 70 years in jail in regards to the charges against him.

If you have been charged with a Class X felony, you need experienced criminal defense lawyers on your side in order to protect your rights. Please contact the criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.


Homeless man receives 30 year sentence in Champaign

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.


Champaign man charged with drug distribution, bond set at $1 million

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.

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