People v. Brown, 2017 IL App (1st) 150146 (May). Episode 377 (Duration 8:07) Attempt armed robbery is a per se forcible felony.
People v. White, 2015 IL App (1st) 131111 (December 2015). Episode 126 (Duration 3:01) Domestic battery is not a forcible felony that can support a conviction for armed habitual criminal.
People v. Sanderson, 2016 IL App (1st) 141381 (April). Episode 180 (Duration 6:40) Attempted residential burglary is not a forcible felony that can be used to sustain an armed habitual criminal conviction.
In Episode 372 (Duration 33:25), Evan Bruno of Urbana, Illinois dives into some of the current problems with modern discovery rules and procedures.
People v. Smith, 2017 IL App (1st) 161231 (May). Episode 365 (Duration 5:38) Although artful and creative state can’t avoid compulsary joinder requirements with careful charging decision.
Episode 359 (Duration 20:21) Illinois has taken a crack at bail reform. Here are the dirty little details on the new Illinois Bail Reform Law.
People v. Nelson, 2017 IL 120198 (June). Episode 252 (Duration 13:20) Defendant says his attorneys had a conflict because they went with self defense rather than actual innocence.
People v. Pettis, 2017 IL App (4th) 151006 (May). Episode 354 (Duration 6:18) No speedy trial violation because the state properly relied on the DNA extension.
Terry Hake talks about Greylord in Episode 337 (Duration 30:31). Operation Greylord was a massive undercover sting operation that targeted corrupt judges and court officials in Cook County in the early 1980’s.
People v. Zimmerman, 2017 IL App (4th) 170055 (March). Episode 336 (Duration 6:31) Press has a right to read the lascivious motions in limine filed by the defense but sealed by the trial court.