People v. Wise, 2019 IL App (2d) 160611 (February). Episode 600 (Duration 5:57) Drugs are found upstairs when defendant was downstairs, is this still armed violence?
People v. Brown, 2018 IL App (3d) 150070-B (July). Episode 519 (Duration 5:48) UUW Felon does not merge with armed violence predicated on drug possession.
In Illinois possession may be actual or constructive. The difference between actual and constructive possession is explained by Illinois Pattern Jury Instruction 4.16 defining possession.
People v. Hernandez, 2016 IL 118672 (May). Episode 175 (Duration 7:12) The common-law definition of “dangerous weapon” found in the armed robbery statute is broader than the definition of “dangerous weapon” in the armed violence statute.