This is the November 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 566 (Duration 24:07)
The November 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Steigmann says the delay to have the drug dog come out was justified because defendant was extremely nervous, the story didn’t match the passenger’s story, and the driver stopped in the middle of the roadway when the police lights came on.
He was plastered and sends his car air born on the expressway, nonetheless, he says his hospital blood can’t be considered in civil sss hearing.
You got to object when they try to admit the gun letter.
Fox Lake Police Officer who killed himself sent some texts and emails to his wife before he died.
State was allowed to call the ex wife who said he punched her in the face in the past but he was not allowed to get into the victim’s attempt to burn his beard or her pending DUI or CDTP case.
Boatload of error in this child sex case.
How to erase fines you can’t pay.
They didn’t tell the judge the prior sentences on the prior convictions so this 55 year sentence has to be vacated and remanded for a new sentencing hearing.
This minor was sentenced before the new law was in effect, nonetheless, he raised a successful as applied constitutional challenge to win a new sentencing hearing.
Defendant tried to challenge the “submit to random search” requirement to his probation term and also challenged the requirement that he not associate with drug abusers.
11. People v. Denis
Defendant had an IQ of 79 but the confession was still voluntary.
Counsel was representing a state’s witness contemporaneously, significance of the waiver not explained to defendant.
13. People v. Garner
Defendant was not allowed to recross after redirect of the police officer.
Convict grabs his dad’s gun when 3 big dudes start punching them.
15. People v. Roddis
Steigmann clarifies a few things about Krankel Hearings.