This is the December 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 576 (Duration 23:33)
The December 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
This one will be controversial: Illinois Supreme Court holds their was no nexus to the house justifying the search warrant.
2019 will see a new fines and fees law take effect, Supreme Court stuck it to this guy right before the law change.
In a close one the reviewing court agrees to suppress these statements made on the roadside after a traffic stop.
Jeep touches he traffic lines 3 times and gets stopped, reasonable?
Warrantless blood draw after an accident deemed unconstitutional blood results excluded.
Trial judge’s ruling that there was no probable cause for this DUI arrest is reversed.
State does not admit the gun, acquittal follows thereafter (weird facts though).
Improper to not allow the defense to impeach an unavailable witness with an affidavit obtained by the defense.
9. In re N.A.
It it still appropriate to allow a conviction based on the word of one eyewitness?
10. People v. Boston
Long complicated murder case, here is some information on commenting on pre-arrest silence.
11. People v. Hayden
Predatory reversed due to non severance of the charges.
12. People v. Bona
Dude leaves a less than prudent phone call on a state representatives voicemail.
13. People v. Mitok
Defendant was double enhanced when they used the same DUI to elevate it to an aggravated DUI then on top of that hit him with mandatory X sentencing.
14. People v. Lundy
10 years for armed robbery is not an abuse of discretion.
15. People v. Kelly
Defendant challenged the constitutionality of banning guns when you got weed on you.
16. People v. Woods
Defendant was ordered to cooperate with the PSI and the judge turned around and used what he said against him.
17. People v. Price
Kid gets a chance to argue that his murder sentence should be in juvenile court.
Felony murder conviction upheld even though the victim was shot and killed in Indiana.