This is the January 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 455 (Duration 20:10)
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The January 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Defendant was driving under the speed limit when he hit a girl wearing all black in the middle of night when she was standing in the middle of the roadway.
Ronald Henson testified that blood in the mouth produces unreliable breathalyzer results and would tend to produce a disproportionately higher BAC.
Defendant’s charge of felony murder put him on notice that he had to defend against the allegation that he used a gun in the attempted armed robbery of an armored truck.
One Act – One Crime principles needed a little cleaning up.
21 year old defendant wanted his 40 year sentence reduced to the minimum; it was not.
Defendant was convicted of theft under $500, yet the restitution ordered was over $1000, what gives?
SORA declared unconstitutional as applied to this defendant.
Stealing from a Walmart was not a burglary.
Defendant shoots his girlfriend in the face then argues her statements implicating him were not a dying declaration or a forfeiture by wrongdoing.
10. People v. Clark
Codefendants previous armed robbery was used to support the argument that he used a real gun in this case.
11. People v. Hoare
Improper immigration advice is back on the table in a messy way after Lee v. U.S.
Defendant is misinformed that the will have to finish his MSR in prison, now he wants to take back the guilty plea even though he’s served his time.