This Chicago DUI attorney has a sliver of good news, if you could call it that about being charged with a DUI. She’s posted here, here, and here about all of the bad things that happen to the accused.
Former governor Rod Blagojevich second trial is about to begin. The government has streamlined its case against him and decided not to charge his brother this time.
Still, choosing the jurors has not been easy.
In his first day back in federal court since his trial last summer, Rod Blagojevich learned potential jurors held some unflattering impressions of him.
One referred to the former governor as a “nutcase,” in a written jury form, according to U.S. District Judge James Zagel.
“If you take that literally, that does not mean guilty,” Zagel said.
Those were some of the issues that attorneys dealt with on the first day of jury questioning, in which 22 people were quizzed and nine of those were dismissed for “cause.” In some cases that meant economic hardship or because they said they couldn’t be fair. Jury questioning continues on Monday and by the start of testimony, 18 will be seated.
Among the 13 who are so far staying: a former assistant state’s attorney who also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as a man who was convicted of assault, DUI and was entangled in a massive financial scam.
Don’t you feel better knowing that a DUI will not prevent you from doing your civic duty and serving on a jury?