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November 2015 Archives

Illinois police nab driver transporting $44,000 in heroin

On Nov. 17, an Illinois man was arrested in Montgomery County after police allegedly discovered almost a pound of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The suspect was reportedly transporting the drugs from Chicago to St. Louis.

3 men accused of armed robbery

One man from Illinois and two men from Wisconsin were accused of robbing an apartment resident at gunpoint on Nov. 17. The incident took place at around midnight when the accused men allegedly entered an apartment on Church Street in Beloit. One of the men charged for felonies after the incident was believed to be carrying a handgun.

Wiretap violations may impact drug cases across the country

People in Illinois who have faced drug charges since mid-2013 may be interested to know about a recent California case that has the potential to affect hundreds of cases throughout the country. In the case, the Riverside District Attorney's Office authorized around 738 wiretaps, most of which were illegal. The wiretaps resulted in cases being filed not only in California but also across the rest of the nation.

Donovan McNabb sentenced for second DUI

Chicago Bears fans may have heard that Donovan McNabb was accused of drunk driving. The former NFL quarterback was charged for DUI at the end of June when police stopped him in Gilbert, Arizona. On Nov. 6, McNabb was sentenced to 18 days in jail followed by 72 days on house arrest. McNabb will serve his jail time in Arizona and participate in a daytime work release program. He was also ordered to pay a fine and complete some community service hours.

Man involved with drug cartel sentenced to life for murder

Illinois residents may be aware that a man who was believed to be involved in numerous killings all over the country was sentenced to life in prison on Nov. 2. Investigators believed that the 53-year-old man may have killed as many as three dozen people. Although he was found guilty for the murders of nine people, he reportedly stated that he had killed dozens over a period of three decades.

Understanding more about traffic misdemeanors

Illinois motorists may want to learn about the effects that traffic misdemeanors can have against them. Traffic infractions may be considered misdemeanor offenses if the incident results in the destruction of property, a personal injury, or if it causes a real threat of personal injury or destruction to property. The violation may already be classified as a misdemeanor or felony from the outset. A misdemeanor offense can be elevated to a felony offense once someone is injured or property is destroyed.

Former bishop sentenced in drunk driving case

Illinois residents may recall media reports in December 2014 about a fatal drunken driving accident involving a female Episcopal bishop who struck a cyclist. The woman resigned from her position within the church in May 2015, and she was sentenced to a prison term of seven years by a Baltimore judge Oct. 22. The sentencing hearing came after the woman had entered guilty pleas to charges of manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and drunken driving.