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…]
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...
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…]
Prior inconsistent statement impeachment is different and distinct from just impeachment. In fact, it makes more sense to talk about the differences between a substantive prior inconsistent statement and a nonsubstantive inconsistent statement admitted for impeachment only. [Read more…]
The Illinois controlled substance act determines a person’s sentence depending on the weight of “any substance containing cocaine.” In podcast episode 046 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast, I discuss a case involving a stipulation to the drug amount and laboratory analysis results. Things go way wrong quickly after the stipulation. [Read more…]
Its all about the DUI breathalyzer machine and BAC procedures this time. We are back talking with DUI Expert witness William Pelarenos. He breaks it down and lays it all out for us. You’ll find out what type of breathalyzer William liked best and why. [Read more…]
DUI expert witness, William Pelarenos, sat down with me to chat about DUIs. Any defense attorney who handles DUI cases needs to sit down with an expert. I learned so much in so little time with William. Listen to Podcast Episode 034 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast to drop in our conversation. [Read more…]