People v. Patel, 2019 IL App (2d) 170766 (March). Episode 603 (Duration 19:01)
State failed to produce discover for the SSS Hearing, they subsequently blew Trainor.[Read more…]
There is a scene from “My Cousin Vinny” that perfectly describes how discovery in criminal law works.
Attorney Frank Gambini (Joe Pesci) walks into the room he’s sharing with Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) gleaming with pride because he just “finessed” a box of records from the prosecution.[Read more…]
In Chicago all police officers are required to wear a police body cam.[Read more…]
FOIA expressly declares that civilians are entitled to full and complete information from the government. The underlying public policy and legislative intent is captured with the following:[Read more…]
People v. Montgomery, 2018 IL App (2d) 160541 (October). Episode 555 (Duration 14:02)
It’s unclear if the video ever existed, regardless, it was not tendered to defense counsel, and it’s unclear what’s the best remedy. [Read more…]