In re T.Z., 2017 IL App (4th) 170545 (December). Episode 450 (Duration 10:35) 7 year old victim is allowed to whisper the damaging testimony to the judge who then repeated the statement for the record.
People v. Dabney, 2017 IL App (3d) 140915 (October). Episode 433 (Duration 8:44) Kid didn’t testify about some of the acts.
In re Christian W., 2017 IL App (1st) 162897 (August) Episode 392 (Duration 22:36) Victim shot in the head then he was fed facts by the detectives about the identify of the person who shot him.
People v. Martin, 2017 IL App (4th) 150021 (June). Episode 380 (Duration 9:58) A little police opinion testimony was not a problem.
Criminal law attorney Joshua B. Kutnick has seen some success with a motion for funds. Episode 278 (Duration 23:42)
People v. Hunt, 2016 IL App (2d) 140786 (November). Episode 268 (Duration 8:34) Even the state called the accomplice “a liar” and warned the jury to question her credibility.
People v. Casciaro, 2015 IL App (2d) 131291 (September). Episode 267 (Duration 15:19) The State went out on a limb and charged defendant with a felony murder predicated on intimidation. The real risk was relying on, what has to be, this year’s “worst State’s witness.”
People v. Thompson, 2016 IL 118667 (January 2016). Episode 135 (Duration 6:10) Layperson opinion testimony identifying defendant as the person depicted in video evidence is proper.
People v. Lerma, 2016 IL 118496 (January 2016). Episode 132 (Duration 5:16) Illinois Supreme Court acknowledges that the legal landscape for eyewitness expert testimony has dramatically shifted from novel and uncertain to settled and widely accepted.