This is the May 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 494 (Duration 15:35)
Click here to download the written summary of these cases: May 2018 Round-Up
The May 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Police need a warrant to search a vehicle on private property.
Definition of motorized bicycle is not unconstitutionally vague.
Felony murder must be reversed because the defendant shared the same felonious purpose as the underlying offense.
What does it mean for a firearm to be immediately accessible?
There is a difference between constructive possession and having immediate access to a gun.
Peppery spray is considered a dangerous weapon for armed robbery purposes.
How do you prove up the great bodily harm part of an aggravated battery in a habitual criminal trial?
Defendant wins his postconviction and gets a new sentencing hearing.
Defendant is entitled to a certificate of innocence after her gun conviction was invalidated after Aguilar.
10. People v. Tatera
9th DUI for this guy; 8 years seems about right.
per se conflict of interest is waveable.
12. People v. Romero
Latin Kings, Brain eating martians, and insults to a judge all appear in this case.
After acquittal should defendant get all the bond money back including the 10% the clerk usually keeps.