The April 2016 Illinois criminal case list is now available for download. Turns out April is “Sex Case” month. The podcast rounding up the month is 27 minutes 54 seconds long.
Here are the top 13 criminal law cases from the Illinois court system for April 2016. There were 19 total cases released for publication.
4 of the cases involved sex charges so clearly this must be the “sex case” month.
For a brief summary of all the cases, make sure to download your case list above, otherwise, here is a quick overview:
1. People v. Kibbons
Conflict of interest? Prosecutor on this aggravated DUI represented defendant when he was charged with his first DUI. Go to case.
2. People v. Arze
Was it error for the judge to admit other crimes evidence from other patients? Go to case.
3. People v. Johnson
Defendant is convicted on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault based on the child’s testimony and her 115-10 statement. Go to case.
4. People v. Nixon
Other crimes of a domestic nature are admissible in a general crime that is motivated by domestic violence. Go to case.
5. People v. Shaw
Trial court properly accepted race neutral reasons for excluding minority jury members. Go to case.
6. People v. Gharrett
Out of control 2 year old rescues defendant from a conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a child. Go to case.
7. People v. Williams
Shackling of defendant during bench trial in this child sex case leads to reversal. Go to case.
8. People v. Orasco
No ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to instruct the jury on compulsion. Go to case.
9. People v. Sanderson
Attempted residential burglary is not a forcible felony that can be used to sustain an armed habitual criminal conviction. Go to case.
10. People v. Gacho
Postconviction petition alleging corrupt trial judge is dismissed. Go to case.
11. People v. Casas
Does the statute of limitations bar a charge of violation of bail bond when defendant is apprehended 18 years later? Go to case.
12. People v. Lilly
What happens when defendant demands a trial within 120 days but continues to file motions? Go to case.
13. People v. Walker
This discretionary life sentence for 17 year old defendant stands. Go to case.