This is the December 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 437 (Duration 38:29)
The December 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Defendant was arrested 18 years after his trial in abstenia, but can he now be charged with a violation of bond?
Defendant gets stopped for having a rosary hanging from his rearview mirror.
3. In re D.L.
Kid is seening walking away from the location of a “shots fired”, he startes to run, when they catch him he has a gun.
Illinois applies the exclusionary rule even after police discover a warrant notwithstanding Utah v. Strieff.
Everything could be tracked and timed with the video, if there is more than one officer at the scene then state has the best chance of winning a motion to suppress evidence.
Police put the wrong address on the search warrant…oops.
On December 21, 2009 defendant ran over a mom and child killing the mom when he refused to give blood or urine they held him done so they could draw it.
Cops help hold her down while they force catheterize her, was this an illegal seizure after they captured and tested her urine?
Judge and prosecutor get into it on whether or not the state could admit this hearsay evidence during this SSS hearing.
10. In re R.H.
Minor prevented from having contact with gang members and can’t post gang and drug stuff on social media.
11. People v. Allen
10 and a half years for burglary to a car are reduced to six years because the second division in the first district says so.
12. People v. Drake
Reversal error to admit the child’s statement to the nurse in this agg bat to a child conviction.
13. In re T.Z.
7 year old victim is allowed to whisper the damaging testimony to the judge who then repeated the statement for the record.
14. People v. James
Four men agree to commit a robbery and a home invasion, one of them also commits a sexual assault now everyone is guilty of the sexual assault.
Here’s a charge that’s not too common, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor (class X felony).
Defendant had a bond condition preventing him from being at his girlfriend’s place, can he commit a home invasion there?
17. People v. Axtell
It was one punch that killed his girlfriend, but this can’t be compared to other single blow killings.
18. People v. Albea
Defendant wanted to go pro se because he didn’t trust he’d get a fair trial with an attorney, sounds stupid but it’s his case.
19. People v. Brown
Crazy lady saying the state forced a mistrial on purpose.