Public prentenders oops Public defenders
"Public prentenders that prentend to defend"
The Public Defender Creed "I am a public defender. I am the guardian of the presumption of innocence, due process, and
fair trial. To me is entrusted the preservation of those sacred principles. I will promulgate them with courtesy and respect
but not with obsequiousness and not with fear for I am partisan; I am counsel for the defense. Let none who oppose me forget
that with every fiber of my being I will fight for my clients. My clients are the indigent accused. They are the lonely, the
friendless. There is no one to speak for them but me. My voice will be raised in their defense. I will resolve all doubt in
their favor. This will be my credo; this and the Golden Rule. I will seek acclaim and approval only from my own conscience.
And if upon my death there are a few lonely people who have benefited, my efforts will not have been in vain." Jim Doherty,
Cook County, Illinois Public Defender
IT IS A SHAME THAT A LAWYER THAT IS SUPPOSE TO DEFEND
PEOPLE FORGOT ABOUT THIS CREED! OF COURSE OUR CORRUPT COURTS DON'T HELP ONE BIT. A PERSON COULD LEARN FROM JIM DOHERTY.
ask for a lawyer because you could not afford one? And the one that you get will not do anything to help you ?Well you are
not alone!! This is happening all over the country. Lawyers seem not to care if their clients are guilty or not. sometimes
false reports are given to the courts and the prentenders do not even check to see if it is true. If a person used your name
and was arrested you pay the price. Don't think your prentender is going to do anything to help. Because there is not enough
money in it for them. In family courts all parents seem to get the same prentenders and the children all
get the same guardian ad-litem and they are the ones that say what goes on with your child. Here is a list of public
pretenders to stay away from:
Craig Cunningham: office in Chicago IL. Works in Cook County
Office in Chicago IL. Works in Cook County and Dupage County
STEVE ROSS: Office in Chicago IL. Works in Cook County
Powell: Office in Mt Vernon IL. Works in Marion County Courts and Jefferson County
Michael McHaney: Offices in Salem and
Mt. Vernon IL.
Works in Marion County and Jefferson County Courts.
Erica Sanders Office in Centralia IL. Works in Marion
County Courts Salem IL.
Matthew Crain Office in Salem IL. Works In Marion
Scott Wilzbach SR. Office in Salem IL. Works in Marion County and Jefferson County
Jim Henson: Office
in Mt Vernon works in Jefferson County
Joshua Bradley: Office in Mt Vernon IL. Works in Jefferson County
Rice: LaSalle County office in Ottawa IL.
Edward Kuleck: LaSalle County office in Ottawa IL.
David Alhmeyer: Livingston
County office in Fairbarry IL.
David Hauptman: Saline County Office in Harrisburg IL.
Boone County Office in Belvidare IL.
Edward Potter: Fayette County Office in Vandalia IL.
IS YOUR ATTORNEY ENGAGED IN FRAUD?
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued court decisions which has
defined "fraud" by an attorney.
It should be noted that the definition of fraud applies to everything
an attorney may be engaged in, whether in court,
in his office, or
even at the neighborhood restaurant. The Illinois Attorney
Registration and Disciplinary Commission,
the official commission
involved in the investigation of misconduct of attorneys, has
investigated an attorney who was
the president of his condominium
association and who was charged with fraud by a condominium owner.
Note that the operative phrase is "anything calculated to deceive".
It is not required that your attorney did in fact
deceive you or the
court, only that he engaged in any activity in which you or the court
could have been deceived. Further
an attorney has a fiduciary duty to
his client, a duty which is over and beyond what a non-attorney's
duty is to another
The Illinois Supreme Court has held in In re Eugene Lee Armentrout,
Jay Robert Grodner, Charles A. Petersen, Kim Edward
H. Weir, and William John Truemper, Jr., 99 Ill.2d 242, 75 Ill.Dec.
703, 457 N.E.2d 1262 (1983) that:
"Fraud encompasses a broad range of human behavior, including " ' * *
* anything calculated to deceive, * * * whether
it be by direct
falsehood or by innuendo, by speech or by silence, by word of mouth
or by look or gesture.' " (Regenold
v. Baby Fold, Inc. (1977), 68
Ill.2d 419, 435, 12 Ill.Dec. 151, 369 N.E.2d 858, citing People ex
rel. Chicago Bar Association
v. Gilmore (1931), 345 Ill. 28, 46, 177
N.E. 710; In re Alschuler (1944), 388 Ill. 492, 503-04; Black's Law
594 (5th ed. 1979).) Too, this court has previously
disciplined lawyers even though their fraudulent misconduct did not
[99 Ill.2d 252] any particular individual. In re Lamberis
(1982), 93 Ill.2d 222, 229, 66 Ill.Dec. 623, 443 N.E.2d 549."
"The Court has broadly defined fraud as any conduct calculated to
deceive, whether it be by direct falsehood or by
innuendo, by speech
or silence, by word of mouth, by look, or by gesture. Fraud includes
the suppression of the truth,
as well as the presentation of false
information. (In re Witt (1991) 145 Ill.2d 380, 583 N.E.2d 526, 531,
164 Ill. Dec.
610).". See also In re Frederick Edward Strufe,
Disciplinary case no. 93 SH 100 where the Court stated that "Fraud
been broadly defined as anything calculated to deceive."
It is clear and well-established Illinois law that any attempt by any
officer of the court, whether attorney or judge,
to deceive is
considered fraud, and when the attempt to deceive occurs in a
judicial proceeding, it is "fraud upon the
Has your attorney or judge engaged in fraud?
Rule 8.4(a)(4) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct states
"A lawyer shall not engage in conduct
involving dishonesty, fraud,
deceit or misrepresentation."
Has your attorney or judge engaged in misconduct?
See Fraud upon the court
See "Fraud upon the court" makes void
the orders and judgments of that court