Impeachment evidence prior conviction has to be within 10 years old to be admitted. What happens when the retrial is outside the 10 year window, but the first trial fell within the 10 years window? [Read more…]
Illinois Evidence Cases | The Latest in Illinois Evidence Case Law
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.
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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...
The rape shield law in Illinois won’t be easily overcome. The Supreme Court of Illinois issues a ruling in an automatic transfer case involving a 15 year old defendant convicted of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. [Read more…]
Recorded statement fails to record, now what? Interrogations in murder investigations are required to be recoded. What happens when the recording machine fails to record? [Read more…]
Prior bad acts admissible even if not guilty. In Illinois sex cases, other crimes evidence is likely to be admitted in a criminal trial. [Read more…]
Ineffective assistance of counsel from cross examination results after defense attorney asks one little question. This was a classic example of asking one too many questions. Should have sat down before damage was done. [Read more…]
A subtle error with prior consistent statement leads to a finding of ineffective assistance of counsel and a reversal in a murder case
Impeachment of a witness went a tad too far. [Read more…]