This is the April 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 344 (Duration 11:10)
There were 44 published opinions in March!
The April 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
How to properly make a prima facie case Batson challenge.
What is the proper remedy after a Batson problem has been held to exist?
Proximate cause defense alive and kicking after the DUI cannabis reform.
Trial counsel ineffective for not challenging this confession; the decision to talk without a lawyer was not legit.
Reckless homicide reversed outright.
Defendant could not be sufficiently tied to this apartment trap door where the drugs were hidden.
Steigman sets us straight on the proper mechanic for simple impeachment.
This officer says HGN proves defendant was above .08.
Judge didn’t order the kid’s school records before sending him to JIDOC.
Attorney says “we waive jury”, but defendant didn’t say anything.