Archive, September 2013.

A Naperville woman who tried getting out of paying a utility bill by filing a false police report has a guilty conviction on her record and has been ordered to perform community service as part of her sentence. Last January, Pamela Greco, 43-years old, told police that someone stole her identity and used it to get natural gas service through NICOR at an address she said she never lived at. She claimed that whoever the thief was ran up a bill of over $500 that the gas company was now trying to collect from her. But when police investigated the incident, they found out that Greco did indeed …

In certain cases, some individuals in Illinois will be able to expunge their record. Expunging a record can be beneficial in helping you get a job, obtain a loan, rent a house or home, or for adoption. IN addition, expungement can give you peace of mind in knowing that you can answer the question “How you ever been convicted of a crime” in a more positive light. Not everyone is eligible to expunge their record, and there are very clear stipulations about who is not eligible to take advantage of this option. If your charges are ultimately dismissed or if your charges lead to a disposition…

After your DUI, you might be able to receive a monitoring device driving permit from the Illinois Secretary of State during your statutory summary suspension. This only applies to first time offenders in the state, who are classified as those drivers who have not received a previous statutory summary suspension in the past five years, those drivers who have not been convicted of a DUI or assigned court supervision as a result of a DUI in Illinois, and those individuals who have not been convicted of a DUI in another state within 5 years. An offender who receives this opportunity will be …

An Indiana man has agreed to plead guilty to charges alleging that he trick about a dozen teenagers into stripping or performing sexual acts for him on their webcams, then proceeding to use the recordings of those sessions to coerce them into making even more explicit. These victims included teenagers from many states. Richard Finkbiner, who lives in the Brazil, Indiana, recently signed an agreement filed in federal court in Terre Haute in which he plead guilty to extortion, child exploitation and possession of child pornography. This was in exchange for a recommended sentence of 30 to 50 …