This is the April 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 485 (Duration 21:22)
Click here to download the written summary of these cases: April 2018 Round-Up
The April 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Involuntary confession and improper closing arguments lead to a murder conviction that is now reversed outright.
Police had a nurse confiscate defendant’s clothes for them.
Police roll up on a parked car and order everyone out, and they find a gun.
Defendant is getting arrested for disorderly conduct when recedes further into his house to prevent arrest, police follow him in and arrest him.
State has a rational basis for keeping sex offenders from parks.
Sex offense has to be reversed because state didn’t even come close to proving it’s burden.
State’s SORA complaint was insufficient.
Defendant should have been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after he was misinformed on the amount of credit he could earn.
Judge doesn’t have to open the courtroom to the public to handle how to answer a jury question.
10. People v. Young
Judge can’t give an extended term of the state doesn’t establish that he is eligable for extended term sentencing.
11. People v. Bell
Court must address bare naked allegations of ineffective assistance.
12. People v. Lewis
It’s within the court’s full discretion to bring the jury back into the courtroom to view recorded evidence after deliberation has already begun.