This is the January 2019 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 585 (Duration 14:21)
The January 2019 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Serious double jeopardy concerns are raised when the judge declares a mistrial in this domestic battery case.
Defendant needed to say something about the private nature of the Walgreen’s Parking Lot
He wasn’t behind the wheel but state still proved he was driving.
Officer sees passenger riding low in the seat and he thinks it may be a guy wanted on warrant, turns out it wasn’t him.
Defendant said he had authority to be in the nome because the victim invited him in notwithstanding the bail condition which prohibited him from being there.
Press not allowed to get grand jury documents through FOIA.
Defendant has to move to withdraw his plea if he wants to challenge a sentence that was within the agreed cap but where the judge relied on improper factors.
Defendant was given an extended term even though he received second chance for one of his prior felonies.
In a sex case you have to be careful with exactly what the allegations are and how it comes out at trial.
10. People v. Felton
Other crimes evidence was excessive here but it was a bench trial and the evidence was overwhelming against defendant.
11. People v. Kelley
Here’s a better way to look at how court’s are interpreting sexual propensity evidence.
Interesting use of an informant, how much of it was legal?
13. People v. Moore
Dude got hit in the head with a metal bearing and defendant said the 3 1/2 inch cut was not great bodily harm.