In Podcast Episode 236 (Duration 36:19) Paul Meyers of the Kane County Public Defender's Office does his best to finally set me straight on the intricacies and interplay between impeachment, substantive evidence, and prior inconsistent statements. [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...
Recently, appellate Judge Steigmann form the Fourth Appellate District Court bench slapped the entire Illinois criminal law bar for repeatedly making the same trial mistake. [Read more…]
Errors with prior inconsistent statements have been fueling findings of ineffective assistance of counsel. I present a two step formula trial attorneys can use to avoid prior inconsistent statement error. [Read more…]
An expert witness new foundational element is being implemented by an Illinois appellate court. This is their way of dealing with unreliable expert testimony. See Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community, National Research Council [Read more…]
Testimonial statements under Crawford have a simple rule. The person making the statement must be in court and [Read more…]