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...
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…]
An Illinois reporter’s privilege goes up against a defendant’s due process rights in this case. Find out who won when the First Amendment battled [Read more…]
What is the most common prosecutorial misconduct example or most common prosecutorial error? Hands down, in my experience, that has to be the practice of asking the judge to admit clearly inadmissible evidence “for another purpose.” Their favorite “other purpose” is to explain steps in a police investigation. [Read more…]