The McHenry County Criminal Defense Lawyer

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The McHenry County Criminal Defense Laywer

(847) 854-7700        

Addison Woman Hired Hitman to Kill Her Husband

Addison Woman Hired Hitman to Kill Her Husband

September 2, 1989 - An Addison woman who hired a hitman to kill her husband was sentenced to 100 years in prison. Du Page housewife Judith Benkowski confessed to paying a Chicago man, Edwarn Brown, to kill her husband. Benkowski's friend, Debra Santana of Addison, who...

DuPage County Leads Fight Against Heroin Abuse

DuPage County Leads Fight Against Heroin Abuse

The Controlled Substance Act classifies heroin as a Schedule I controlled substance. Possessing any amount of heroin is a Class 4 Felony, as it has no medical usage and is extremely addictive. In spite of this, heroin abuse among young people is on the rise in many...

Shoplifting and Retail Theft

Shoplifting and Retail Theft

Retail theft in Illinois (aka Shoplifting) imposes harsh penalties on anyone who is caught stealing from a store. The statute in Illinois governing the criminal offense of retail theft is 720 ILCS 5/16A-13. Anyone who is charged with retail theft for the first time is...

Warrenville Illinois DUI

Warrenville Illinois DUI

David Franks is extremely sympathetic, professional and knowledgeable.  The first time I met with Mr. Franks, I asked:  “Why should I drive an hour and pay $500.00 more for you, rather than my cheaper hometown lawyer?”  He said: “No one else will work as hard for you...

Police Reports: Winnebago County for Oct. 2013

Police Reports: Winnebago County for Oct. 2013

A sampling of police blotter activity for Winnebago County in October: A 31 year old man was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery.  Additionally, he was also cited with Contempt of Court for an outburst at a prior hearing. A 23 year old man was was charged with...

Jail time and fines for DUI in Winnebago County

Jail time and fines for DUI in Winnebago County

Winnebago is quite tough on DUI offenders, even first time offenders.  Here are a few Sept. 2003 drunk driving convictions in Winnebago County: For a first DUI offense, a Chilton woman received  a $893 fine, DOT license revoked, ignition interlock, and alcohol...

Misdemeanor or Felony Crime

Being charged with a crime, no matter how large or small, misdemeanor or felony, in Winnebago County is a serious matter.  A conviction can follow you around for years, negatively impacting your reputation, livelihood, Future employment prospects, marriage, family...

McHenry County DUI, Aggravated Assault, and Disorderly Conduct

Charged with a crime similar to those below? Whether you've been charged with disorderly conduct, DUI, retail theft, or aggravated assault, David B. Franks can provide you with an expert, aggressive defense. • A Woodstock man was charged Thursday, Aug. 1, with...

McHenry County Crimes

Spring Grove Criminal Offenses • A 23 year old Ingleside woman was charged Wednesday, July 17, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal transportation of...