In re S.W.N., 2016 IL App (3d) 160080 (July). Episode 210 (Duration 11:57)
Minor had an IQ of 70, otherwise voluntary confession suppressed. [Read more…]
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. Johnson, 2016 IL App (4th) 150004 (April). Episode 172 (Duration 7:05)
Defendant is convicted on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault based on the child's testimony and her 115-10 statement. [Read more…]
People v. Gempel, 2016 IL App (3d) 140833 (January). Episode 161 (Duration 5:55)
This murder confession is suppressed in large part because of the premature arrest and the police's fragrant disregard of the Defendant's Miranda rights. [Read more…]
People v. Tayborn, 2016 IL App (3d) 130594 (March). Episode 159 (Duration 4:42)
Trial counsel was ineffective for not challenging defendant's confession given without Miranda warnings. [Read more…]