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Attorney Uche was hired by a young man charged with four counts of rape after his prior attorney had urged him to plead guilty. The Lake County persecutors during a week-long jury trial had presented eight witnesses including two detectives, a nurse and a DNA expert. The defense only presented one witness: the Defendant. ...
Attorney Uche was hired as co-counsel on a case in which Cook County Prosecutors charged a Chicago resident with armed habitual criminal. Chicago police had accused the man of unlawful possession of a gun. The Defendant had an extensive criminal background which included prior gun charges which the jury learned about.
Attorney Uche persuades Illinois Appellate Court to throw out client’s conviction for drug trafficking by Attorney Uche | May 22, 2017 | Recent Wins | In a major appellate victory, Attorney Uche persuaded Illinois’ Third Appellate District Court to throw out his client’s 12-year sentence and conviction for drug trafficking. The case, People v.
The criminal offense of driving under the influence (DUI) is most often associated with alcohol and drunk driving. However, many individuals are arrested every year and charged with a DUI related to drug use. Drugged DUI can involve a controlled substance1 or a combination of a controlled substance and alcohol.
Can Law Enforcement Extend a Traffic Stop to use a Drug-Sniffing Dog? by Attorney Uche | May 8, 2015 | Current Affairs/Law/Politics & News. | A decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court on April 21st of this year significantly restricted the way in which police can use drug-sniffing dogs during traffic stops. In the case, known as Rodriguez v.
When most people think of the term “burglary,” they think of a person breaking into a home to steal money or property. However, under Illinois law,1 the criminal offense of burglary encompasses many more potential scenarios than the traditional idea of a burglary. All burglary charges can be extremely serious, therefore, anyone who is suspected of committing burglary under any ...
Can a Person Be Accused of Illinois DUI with a BAC Under 0.08? by Attorney Uche | Apr 24, 2015 | Current Affairs/Law/Politics & News. | It is common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a criminal offense in the state of Illinois. Perhaps equally well-known is the fact the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent.
Internet Crimes in Chicago by Attorney Uche | Apr 17, 2015 | Criminal Law News & Topics | People use the internet to conduct business, stay in touch, playing games, and much more. Unfortunately, some individuals use the internet for crime and the laws of Illinois1 address unlawful acts that are related to the internet and/or computers in the Computer Crime Prevention Law.
According to statistics1 compiled by the state of Illinois, there were nearly 250,000 misdemeanor cases filed in 2013. Misdemeanor offenses are those that are punishable by not more than a year in prison and are generally considered less serious offenses. As a result of the perception that a misdemeanor conviction is not a serious matter, many people who accused of these offe ...
Can a Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Suppress Evidence In a DUI Case? by Attorney Uche | Mar 30, 2015 | DUI Law News & Topics | The answer to the question posed above is “in some cases, yes.” When evidence is successfully suppressed, it is inadmissible in court, which can often lead prosecutors to drop cases or judges to dismiss them due to a legal insufficiency of evidence.
What Is Tax Fraud? by Attorney Uche | Mar 20, 2015 | Criminal Law News & Topics | With tax season well underway, many Americans are filing their returns, awaiting refunds, or paying their rightful tax liability. Tax time can be stressful, especially for individuals or households that owe money to the government.
Driving a vehicle on Illinois’ various roadways inherently puts a person at risk of being cited for a traffic violation. No one can drive perfectly all of the time, and sometimes a driver may not even be aware that their vehicle may somehow not be in compliance with the relevant “non-moving” regulations.
People are often surprised to learn just how many seemingly law-abiding and productive members of society have a criminal record of some sort. Perhaps a college prank resulted in a trespassing charge, one too many at the bar resulted in a DUI1, or some youthful experimentation with marijuana got you into some trouble.
The answer to this question, as is the case with most questions regarding the law, is that “it depends.” When investigating a driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, police have a variety of investigatory techniques available to them. In addition to simply observing a suspect or conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, they also may request that a ...
Many people who are accused of driving under the influence1 (DUI) in Illinois may believe that their case is “open and shut” and that they should simply just plead guilty and move on with their lives. After all, in many DUI investigations, people perform poorly on field sobriety tests2, submit to chemical testing of their blood or breath, or otherwise provide law enforcement ...
What Does It Mean To Possess Drugs With The Intent To Deliver In Chicago? by Attorney Uche | Feb 9, 2015 | Criminal Law News & Topics | Almost everyone should know that is it unlawful to possess a controlled substance in the state of Illinois. Controlled substances include a number of drugs under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act,1 ranging from heroin and cocaine t ...
DUI and Medical Marijuana Users by Attorney Uche | Feb 2, 2015 | DUI Law News & Topics | In January of 2014, the new medical marijuana law1 in the state of Illinois became effective. The medical marijuana pilot program allows qualified patients to receive authorization to legally use marijuana as prescribed by a medical professional.
Underage DUI In Chicago by Attorney Uche | Jan 26, 2015 | DUI Law News & Topics | Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is against the law for everyone in Illinois—and every other state, for that matter. The penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe and may have a significant impact on your life.
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