This is the May 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 345 (Duration 20:48)
The May 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
23 year old with IQ of 48 doesn’t necessarily act for purposes of sexual gratification.
State gets 120 extra days on their speedy clock even though the DNA came in faster than expected.
Proximate cause defense alive and kicking after the DUI cannabis reform.
Joinder prevents the attorney general from charging on old search warrant counts.
Passenger was not free to leave after the driver was arrested.
Plain view doctrine justifies the seizure of these UPC labels.
Pat down was justified when defendant reached for his midsection.
State didn’t prove it was a church.
Statute of limitations prevents prevents the state from bringing back old charges that were dismissed when a post conviction petition is granted.
10. People v. Brown
Attempt armed robbery is a per se forcible felony.
11. People v. Pena
In this asset forfeiture the state had a duty to send the notice to defendant’s Illinois address.
12. People v. Brown
Inconsistent jury verdicts in this case don’t mean the conviction must be vacated.
Jury had no business seeing that portion of the recorded interrogation where they police go at the defendant more aggressively.