This is the August 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 388 (Duration 26:52)
Click here to download the written summary of these cases: August 2017 Round-Up
The August 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
After a traffic stop the car is towed to the police station so it could be searched more thoroughly.
Police take some bloody glass from defendant’s house after responding to an emergency; did they need a search warrant?
Defendant has to do 4 years of MSR even though they didn’t write it down on the sentencing order.
45 actual years is not a de facto life sentence.
Victim shot in the head then he was fed facts by the detectives about the identify of the person who shot him.
It was error to admit a drug deal defendant was acquitted of or he should have been allowed to tell the jury he was not guilty of that charge.
The State’s Attorney may authorize an overhear in drug investigations.
Massive amounts of text messages and facebook messages were admitted against this defendant to demonstrate he had serious jealousy issues.
Defendant is convicted of five counts of murder based on his confession, flipper testimony and historical cell phone site data.
10. People v. Bensen
Identify Theft conviction is reversed because Defendant had a credit card issued in her name.
Prosecutor got sick in the middle of trial and mistrial was declared – does double jeopardy prevent a new trial?
Not all jailers are sworn police officers.
13. People v. Brown
Defendant is found guilty of a lesser included offense, was retried for that offense, but never formally charged with resisting arrest.
14. People v. Downs
Appointed counsel for the second stage Krankel hearing abandoned some of defendant’s claims and he argued that was ineffective assistance.
15. People v. Morgan
Krankel inquiries can get a little tricky for the judge when you have an upset Defendant.
Defendant gets a hearing on his postconviction petition because he made a colorable claim that he was attacked in the bar before he shot all the people.
Subpoenaed medical records were not delivered until after the trial, was counsel ineffective for not waiting for them?