October 2014 – Two teenage brothers confessed to a string of more than 15 robberies in Bloomingdale, Wood Dale, Glendale Heights, West Chicago, and Schaumburg. Between June 4 and July 19, 2013, Nicholas Panoski, 20, and his younger brother Frank Panoski, 19, committed a series of smash-and-grab burglaries in DuPage County and Cook County. Their targets included hair salons, restaurants, a bike shop, a gift shop, a flower shop, and a golf course, where they stole valuables and, in the instances where they were able to open the registers, cash. Prosecutors said that although both brothers have been diagnosed as having autism and attention deficit disorder, their actions cannot be blamed on mental disorders. Each brother was charged with one count of commercial burglary and bail was set at $30,000. At his sentencing, Nicolas Panoski was sentenced to 4 years in prison followed by 4 years of probation. Frank Panoski was sentenced to 30 months of probation and 180 days in jail.
Do You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer or Juvenile Attorney in Bloomingdale?
Being charged with a criminal offense such as burglary is a serious matter should be handled by an experienced Criminal Attorney. With eight years of experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney and seven years as a criminal defense attorney, Attorney David B. Franks understands the intricacies of Criminal Law and Juvenile Law.
Drawing upon his eight years of experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney and seven years as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Franks understands the intricacies of Illinois Criminal Law. He has successfully defended clients charged with crimes ranging from petty offenses to Class X felonies, and has served as a full member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Criminal Justice Section Council.