This is the October 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 416 (Duration 16:56)
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The October 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Drug interdiction patrol officer unreasonably prolonged this traffic stop for a drug dog sniff.
Bare bones affidavit nonetheless establishes a nexus to defendant’s house.
First offender juvenile delinquents charged with murder are not constitutionally entitled to a jury trial.
Judge falls asleep during murder trial.
Schizophrenic and suicidal patient loses his shit with a nurse and strikes her, but was it accidental?
Defendant used his right to attorney and his right to go pro se as a tactic to delay the trial.
Defendant was released on bond to attend drug treatment she was charged with escape when she didn’t come back to the jail.
Kid didn’t testify about some of the acts.
Vehicular hijacking doesn’t require that defendant take actual control of the vehicle.
10. People v. Henson
Defendant not given the lesser included of theft in his burglary charge.
11. In re Omar F.
No gang contact was overly broad.
12. People v. Smith
One act -One crime principles will save this defendant 6 years.
Defendant agreed to plea guilty for a cap; he says judge relied on improper sentencing factors, must he know move to withdraw the guilty plea in order to challenge the sentence?
Fundamental fairness demands that this defendant be allowed to finish his conditional discharge rather than go to prison for possessing a gun for only 10 minutes.