This is the October 2018 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 554 (Duration 26:09)
The October 2018 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Illinois Supreme Court reveals the path 18-21 year olds should follow if they want their youthfulness to seriously affect their sentence.
Constitutional violation did not depend on whether the common door to the apartment was locked.
Third District also said you can’t bring a drug dog to a hotel door.
You can hide lascivious pretrial motions from the press.
It it looks like a church it’s a church.
Is the identity of a driver subject to suppression after an illegal traffic stop?
Looks like breathalyzer evidence can come in as a self-authentication document.
Challenging this DUI traffic stop went nowhere fast.
The new juvenile Miranda requirement is discussed here.
10. People v. Dunbar
Defendant was convicted in this punched baby case because there was no plausible alternative to explain the child’s spontaneous injuries.
It’s unclear if the video ever existed, regardless, it was not tendered to defense counsel, and it’s unclear what’s the best remedy.
12. People v. Khan
Dude posted a message on Facebook that he carries a gun on the college campus and people gonna end up in a body bag if they don’t stop messing with him.
13. People v. Garcia
It’s tough to argue your own ineffectiveness in a posttrial motion.
Failure to Register conviction is overturned when the state changed their theory of the case on appeal.
15. People v. Choate
The state did not instruct the jury that they had to prove the crime occurred in Illinois.