This is the May 2019 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 642 (Duration 8:40)
The May 2019 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
1. People v. Bailey
Food in your beard is not particularly indicative of anything.
2. People v. Lambert
Defendant crashes on the bridge from Illinois to Kentucky fun jurisdictional SNAFU ensues.
3. People v. Wilson
Second time it’s going back for a Krankel inquiry.
4. People v. Holley
Sections of the attempt statutes should be read disjunctively meaning the court can only apply one of those sentencing enhancements.
5. People v. Ross
Should defendant get some money back if he doesn’t finish his probation?
6. In e H.C.
Kid refused to admit he did the crime and says he got dinged for it at trial.
7. People v. Skaggs
One act one crime principles will shave some years off his sentence in this rape – home invasion conviction.
8. People v. Wheeler
90 years upheld for a violent 18 year old who robs and rapes .
9. People v. House
A case to consider after People v. Harris said 19 year old’s could still bring as applied challenges to their life sentences.
10. People v. Harvey
After Buffer this youthful offender is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because he got 52 years when he was 16 years old.
11. People v. Allen
Is defendant so mentally ill that he won’t ever be able to successfully raise and file a post conviction petition?