This is the August 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 532 (Duration 14:54)
The August 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
1. In re N.G.
McFadden is overruled.
The officer said the baggie looked like it had oatmeal in it, later testing revealed it to be cocaine.
Another Romeo and Juliet Defender escapes from having to register as a sex offender.
Defendant had an IQ between 55 and 65, his 50 year sentence was a life sentence, and he needs a new sentencing hearing.
Defendant shot his gun off in his yard into the ground in the middle of the night.
State’s expert witness who came in to plug the holes in their case got a little carried away.
Forgery reversed; state proved he made the funny money but that he he was going to pass it.
Defendant wins his postconviction petition because there were enough signs he was unfit.
Court did not error in refusing this guy to argue he was too intoxicated to know she was a nurse.
10. People v. Long
Defendant is guilty of a conspiracy but the state had to prove how much they meth they made with his camping fuel.
11. People v. Thomas
The court takes the time to go through the signs of drug trafficking interdiction officers are trained to look for.