DUI expert witness, William Pelarenos, sat down with me to chat about DUIs. Any defense attorney who handles DUI cases needs to sit down with an expert. I learned so much in so little time with William. Listen to Podcast Episode 034 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast to drop in our conversation. [Read more…]
In this fitness hearing fiasco, a public defender paved the way for a finding of unfitness. This was completely opposite of what the client wanted. Defendant believed and wanted her attorney to argue that she was fit to stand trial. After she got treatment, got medicated, and regained fitness she didn’t thank her counsel. Instead, she appealed and claimed her attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel for going against her. [Read more…]
Arizona v. Gant was the landmark decision by the Supreme Court which prevented police officers from searching the contents of a car after the arrest of the driver. The Illinois Supreme Court Decision, People v. Cregan, released on February 21, 2014 has now altered the landscape on searches incident to arrest.
<iframe style=”border: none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3201004/height/90/width/700/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/e58c29/” height=”90″ width=”700″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>Drug trafficking evidence has shifted to more liberal interpretation of suspicious behavior around drugs delivered through the mail. [Read more…]
Right to remain silent must be scrupulously honored by the police. That usually means questions must stop after suspect says he does not want to talk. So what went wrong here? Did anything go wrong at all? [Read more…]
The conditions of probation imposed in this probation case included an order that Defendant pay his child support. The Defendant objected to this. He argued that the court did not have authority to make child support one of the conditions of probation. Oh yea, Defendant was a cop. [Read more…]