People v. Drake, 2019 IL 123734 (March). Episode 620 (Duration 11:14)
Although the reversal is still good the lower court judgement that double jeopardy barred a retrial is reversed.
As far as Illinois evidence is concerned, there are two heavily litigated issues occurring throughout Illinois criminal courts. With confessions the big question is whether or not the police coerced the confession. Errors with other crimes evidence continues to be a huge source for findings of ineffective assistance of counsel. If you are an Illinois criminal litigator you have to also hunt down the spattering of cases dealing with eyewitness identification, expert witness, prior inconsistent statements and much much more.
I've put together a summary of every Illinois Evidence case within the last two years. The cases include a one-line summary. You'll have a quick idea if the case is useful to you or not. If it looks interesting, you can click through to the actual case. Download this Recent Evidence Case List now.
Below you'll find all my most recent Evidence podcasts and articles...
People v. Corral, 2019 IL App (1st) 171501 (March). Episode 618 (Duration 11:38)
Kid got his eyewitness expert witness on the stand, but the witness was not allowed to get into what she thought about the reliability of the witness.
People v. Caraballo, 2019 IL App (1st) 171993 (March). Episode 613 (Duration 12:55)
Officer was not certified at the time of the breathalyzer, but he was substantially certified.
Here are the top 10 most recent Illinois criminal law confession cases in September of 2018. Episode 534 (Duration 31:11).