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Man Charged & Sentenced for 11th DUI since 1992

March 15th, 2013 at 8:00 am

A 42 year old man from Silvis was sentenced for his 11th DUI conviction since 1992.  Michael J. Pincon,  originally from West Chicago, was arrested in 2012 for drunk driving in Sugar Grove Illinois.

It was on April 16th when a Kane County Forest Preserve officer noticed Pincon stop his pickup truck on the side of Bliss Road around 10 pm.  The officer noted in his report that Pincon smelled heavily of alcohol and had one opened can of beer along with 11 other unopened ones.  At that time, Pincon also admitted to previously drinking at a friend’s house.

Given his prolonged DUI history, Pincon was eligible for a Class X felony charge which carries a minimum sentence of 6 years and a maximum of 30.  He has also been arrested 25 times for driving with a revoked or suspended license, most recently on April 16th.  This crime is a class 3 felony.

Pincon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated DUI and one count of aggravated driving with a revoked license in January.  Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti sentenced Pincon on Thursday February 28th.  Pincon will serve 10 years for driving under the influence and a concurrent sentence of 5 years for driving with a revoked license.  He did receive credit for the time already served of 264 days in Kane County Jail.

DUI charges can change lives forever, including losing your job and jail time.  That is why it is so important to have the representation of a legal professional.  Contact a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney in Oak Brook today.

Man Arrested for 5th DUI | DuPage County DUI Attorney

March 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am

ChristineBeing caught and punished for one DUI should deter a person from driving under the influence again. Ramifications for an arrest can affect you personally and professionally – which should be enough to scare anyone to not repeat the behavior. To be caught more than once is foolish. However, according to the Chicago Tribune, a person was caught and charged with a DUI five times, and is now awaiting prosecution.

Teofil Pobega, 54, from Mount Prospect was caught for the fifth time driving under the influence in Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Sunday, February 17, 2013. DUI’s are nothing new to him. His DUI arrests span over decades, the first one dating back to 1982. Sunday, police caught him after he was speeding through the city and then given sobriety tests that he failed. Officers then found out his license was revoked making his situation even more serious. He was then immediately taken into custody.

He was charged in the Rolling Meadows branch court with one felony count of aggravated driving under the influence and one aggravated count of driving with a revoked license. Bail was set at $75,000 by the Cook County Circuit Court. If he is convicted for the two charges he could be sent to prison for 15 years.

DUI’s are a serious matter that requires full knowledge of the law. If you have been arrested for  a DUI, contact a DUI attorney who can assist you in your legal matters. An Illinois lawyer is here to help you!

Illinois Man Gets 38 Years for Stolen Vehicle, License Revocation and Aggravated DUI

October 26th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Cornelious Williams, 36, was sentenced Oct. 4 to 10 years for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, 10 years for aggravated driving after revocation and 10 years for aggravated driving under the influence (DUI) to be served concurrently in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was also sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated driving after revocation.

The total sentence is 38 years. However, the 10-year sentences are to be served concurrently and the eight-year sentence is to be served consecutively.

At approximately 11:21 p.m., Sept. 8, 2011, an officer was on patrol driving west through the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Street and ran a random registration check on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. It returned as stolen out of Rockford. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver was identified as Williams. The vehicle had been reported stolen by the Kishwaukee Auto Corral.

Williams had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and had admitted to consuming vodka. Williams swayed as he stood. Williams submitted to a blood alcohol test with a result of .08. A check also revealed Williams’ driving privileges were revoked.

Unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated driving after revocation are class 2 felonies and have a sentencing range of six to 30 years because of his prior record with three years mandatory supervised release.

Aggravated DUI is a class 4 felony and has a sentencing range of one to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and is also probation able. The sentences will be served concurrently on the class 2 felonies.

On all class 2 felonies, the defendant was eligible for class X sentencing because of his prior record. He was extended-term eligible on the class 4 felony.

If you are facing DUI charges, do not attempt to handle them on your own. Contact an experienced DuPage County DUI defense attorney today in order to have the best chance of successfully fighting your Illinois DUI charges.

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