Podcast Episode 007 is a journey into the difference between insanity defense and GBMI finding. I discuss the recent case of People v. Wood. This case features the defendant who has to be in the lead for this year's “Least Helpful to His Defense” award.
A life sentence for a nonviolent drug offender is discussed in Podcast Episode 006 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast discusses. Is this an example of run-a-muck sentencing or is this justice? [Read more…]
Is it illegal to lie to the police? In Illinois there is a charge called obstructing identification. It is a form of obstructing justice. [Read more…]
People will forever try to avoid DUI checkpoints legally. An Illinois criminal court decision suggests that is theoretically possible? But is it practically possible? [Read more…]
Yes, a DUI sleeping in car situation can happen to you under a not so unique set of circumstances. In fact, if you are drunk and asleep at the wheel of a non moving (even turned off) car you can be liable! [Read more…]