People v. Gaines, 2019 IL App (3d) 160494 (July). Episode 663 (Duration 18:40) Judge abruptly refuses to continue with the plea hearing creating a double jeopardy conundrum for the prosecution.
People v. O’Brien, 2019 IL App (2d) 170030 (July). Episode 662 (Duration 10:42) No double jeopardy concerns where the defendant was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after improper admonishments.
People v. Johnson, 2019 IL 122956 (January). Episode 593 (Duration 10:10) Defendant has to move to withdraw his plea if he wants to challenge a sentence that was within the agreed cap but where the judge relied on improper factors.
People v. Sophanavong, 2018 IL App (3d) 170450 (November). Episode 569 (Duration 4:20) They didn’t tell the judge the prior sentences on the prior convictions so this 55 year sentence has to be vacated and remanded for a new sentencing hearing.
People v. Brown, 2017 IL 121681 (November). Episode 436 (Duration 5:41) Defendant plead guilty because he was told his sentence was a 50% case when in fact it was an 85% case.