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Knifeman and Girlfriend Lose Control in Naperville Nightclub

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Kelly Cihlar, 26, has been sentenced to 56 days in DuPage County Jail for resisting a police officer during a stabbing incident at a Naperville nightclub last year, according to the Naperville Sun. Cihlar and her boyfriend Adam Hearn, 33, were smoking cigarettes in the nightclub’s restroom. The bouncer told the couple to go smoke outside which made Hearn lose his temper. He insulted the bouncer who then told the couple to leave the club. A fight soon broke out between Hearn and one of the security staff members. During the fight, Hearn stabbed the staff member in the stomach. The other bouncers managed to disarm and restrain Hearn. The aggressive couple was then arrested by police.

On September 28, Cihlar’s jail sentence was announced. She also has to pay $195 in fines and court costs. However, as she has spent 112 days in jail following her arrest, she has already completed her term. Cihlar was also charged with battery, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, but the charges were dismissed.

Hearn has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed violence, aggravated battery and unlawful use or possession of weapons or ammunition by a convicted felon. In August 1995, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting. Hearn’s charges are severe and the penalties could be very harsh even though the bouncer was not killed in the fight. He will need an experienced defense attorney who can minimize the consequences.

Misdemeanor charges, like the ones against Cihlar, should be taken seriously as well. Even small crimes can result in a criminal record. If you or a loved one has been charged with a similar crime or any other crime, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in DuPage County, Illinois.

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