This is the June 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 507 (Duration 21:03)
The June 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Police need a warrant to phone cell site data.
Supreme Court says appellate courts don’t have jurisdiction to fix improper fines imposed by the circuit clerk.
Defendant beats back a racist aggressor; he’s still doing 3 years.
Reversible error for the state to spring a doctored image before the jury on rebuttal argument.
Forfeiture by wrongdoing meant all her statements were coming in.
The state was allowed to withdraw a stipulation and this really upset the defense.
17 year old held for 73 hours before a probably cause hearing nonetheless gave a voluntary confession.
Defendant has to be better than just say she had a prescription to the pills.
Officer not knowing the traffic law he says he was enforcing is not the same as being reasonably confused about the law.
10. In re O.S.
Can the odor of weed still justify a traffic stop even after the cannabis legislation?
11. People v. Moore
Second District goes with the Fourth District on burglary or retail store cases.
Dismissal of the charges was not warranted when police destroyed some of the evidence.
13. People v. Green
Another gun provision is declared unconstitutional (this version was in effect before conceal and carry changes).
14. People v. Bell
This UUW provision in a park is found constitutional.
15. In re J’Lavon T.
No contact order is unreasonable because the judge didn’t look at the minor’s specific life, associations, and contacts with gangs.
16. In re K.M.
More “no gang contact” orders are found unconstitutional.
17. In re Jawan
This “no gang activity” order was found constitutional.
18. People v. Amans
Defendant gets prison, then probation, then prison for having a grow room in his basement.
19. People v. Gauger
Conviction for Stalking stands even though one small provision of the statute is unconstitutional.