In Podcast Episode 008, I discuss how Illinois gun laws are big mess. Why do we have two very similar charges criminalizing possession of a firearm by a felon? To make it even more confusing, in parts of Illinois, one of these charges has been declared illegal. [Read more…]
Clarification Of The Illinois Bail Bond Law Ten Percent Rule: You Don’t Need To Come Up With All That Money
The Anticipatory Warrant: A Search Warrant That Tells the Future
An anticipatory warrant is a warrant to search a place or thing in the future after certain documented conditions are observed. [Read more…]
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
Early History of Bail Bonds
Let’s start at the beginning of bail bonds. Ever since the criminal justice system was developed, two competing interests have interacted. [Read more…]
Did This Trial Attorney’s Conflict Of Interest Cause Him To Pick The Wrong Defense?
People v. Nelson, 2017 IL 120198 (June). Episode 352 (Duration 13:20)
Defendant says his attorneys had a conflict because they went with self defense rather than actual innocence. [Read more…]