In Episode 357 (Duration 54:41), trial attorney and Professor Steve Beckett of the University of Illinois School of law reveals his secrets when litigating a change in venue motion. [Read more…]
Pretrial Publicity Prejudice Was Not a Problem 3 Years After Defendant’s Murderous Crime Spree
People v. Sheley, 2014 IL App (3d) 120012 (August).
Pretrial publicity prejudice was not a problem in this murder trial. Defendant received a fair trial because the trial was more than three years removed from the passion in the community and because voir dire resulted in an unbiased jury. [Read more…]