Scott’s Law in Illinois is the requirement that drivers slow down and move over when police cars or other emergency vehicles are stopped on the roadway.[Read more…]
Daniel Epstein Is Running For The Illinois Supreme Court
In Episode 738 (Duration 35:06) Illinois attorney Daniel Epstein sat down with the Criminal Nuggets Podcast and told us about his vision for the Illinois Supreme Court.[Read more…]
Chicago Police Body Cam Requirement
In Chicago all police officers are required to wear a police body cam.[Read more…]
A Break Down Of The Illinois Custodial Sexual Misconduct Statute With Michael Wepsiec
Episode 698 (Duration 29:54). Attorney Michael Wepsiec of Murphosboro, Illinois deconstructs the custodial sexual misconduct criminal law statute.
What To Do About Fatally Flawed Criminal Charges: Alan Downen Interview
People v. Rowell, 229 Ill. 2nd 82 (May 2008). Episode 686 (Duration 31:58)
What’s the best way to handle legally insufficient criminal charges? In this episode you get a feel for what it’s like working in the criminal law.
Ron Hain Kane County Sheriff Has Started A Series Of New Jail Programs Designed To Leave Inmates Better Off Than When They Came In
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain has instituted a series of new inmate programs. Episode 667 (Duration 34:37)
The Kane County Jail’s new Diversion Program is making every effort to leave detainees better off than when they came into the jail.[Read more…]
Jamie Mosser Is Running For Kane County State’s Attorney
Jamie Mosser, candidate for Kane County State’s Attorney, stops by to provide an update on the new Illinois cannabis law and lets us know what’s happening with bail reform in Illinois. Episode 658 (Duration 26:11).
Why You Should Never Pass Out While In Police Custody…You May Find Yourself In A Hospital Getting Jabbed For Blood
Mitchell v. Wisconsin, SCOTUS No. 18–6210, Decided June 27, 2019. Episode 647 (Duration 22:02) (Categorical Rule Allows Warrantless Blood Draws From Unconscious Drivers)
Unconscious drivers plus natural BAC dissipation create an exigent circumstance for a blood draw. [Read more…]
Gary True On What Happens When Police See Your Gun In Public
Episode 643 (Duration 31:51) Illinois attorney Gary True explains the risk involved for anyone who reveals their gun in public. Licensed and unlicensed gun carriers have something to worry about.
Matthew Paulson & Larry Vandersnick Explain Exactly What Is Happening During An Average Traffic Stop
People v. Kruckenberg, 2019 IL App (3d) 170505-U. Episode 628 (Duration 31:43).
Matthew Paulson and Larry Vandersnick describe a drug interdiction traffic stop and analyze where it went wrong for the prosecution.
Be Careful With Admissions By Omissions
People v. Ruiz, 2019 IL App (1st) 152157 (March). Episode 617 (Duration 15:47)
Defendant’s conversation with his buddy is recorded and his friend kept telling him he always takes things too far.
Prosecutors Questions Could Have Been Presented More Clearly And Completely In The Grand Jury Room
People v. Rebollar-Vergara, 2019 IL App (2d) 140871 (March). Episode 616 (Duration 15:29)
Defendant gets into an argument with a guy and his buddy ups and shoots him, then sloppy questioning happens in the grand jury room. [Read more…]
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