... The State maintains that defendant's speedy-trial demand pertained only to the
misdemeanor charges and not to the subsequent felony charge. ... The statute
designates a violation of any of the above as a Class A misdemeanor. ...
... predicate felony for a charge of armed violence. He argued that the enhancement
of driving while license revoked from a misdemeanor to a felony was intended for
sentencing purposes only. The appellate court relied on the plain ...
... Defendant, Sisay Bilelegne, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery to
YW, an 11-year-old family member, in that "he struck him in the left shin with a baseball bat, struck
him in the left knee with a hammer, and whipped him with an electric cord" on March ...
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