People v. Fort, 2017 IL 118966 (February). Episode 308 (Duration 9:57)
Illinois Supreme Court says State must charge second degree murder if they want to continue with adult sentencing after they lose a first degree murder count. [Read more…]
It’s all about the gun-add ons, mandatory X, extended terms, charge enhancements, and consecutive sentences in Illinois criminal courtrooms. Plus, judges are still figuring out what to do with young murder defendants. As usually, cases continue to be remanded for adjustments in fines and costs.
I've put together a case list of every Illinois Sentencing case within the last two years. The cases include an in-line summary. You'll have a quick idea if the case is useful to you or not. If it looks interesting, you can click through to the actual case. Download this Recent Sentencing Case List now.
Below you'll find all my most recent Sentencing podcasts and articles...
People v. Brown, 2017 IL App (3d) 140907 (January). Episode 305 (Duration 3:42)
Defendant entitled to more credit for time served because he was in jail on another matter in a different county when the new charges and arrest warrant were issued. [Read more…]
Episode 301 (Duration 1:01:21) features an inside view on what judges really think.
Retired Judge Allen Anderson provides useful insight both new and experienced criminal law attorneys will find extremely valuable.
People v. Harris, 2016 IL App (1st) 141744 (December) & People v. Horta, 2016 IL App (2nd)140714 (December). Episode 281 (Duration 12:32)
18 year old shooter gets a de facto life sentence of 76 years which shock the moral sense of the community (according to this appellate panel). While another 18 year old receives 59 years for a heinous murder that sticks. [Read more…]
People v. Busse, 2016 IL App (1st) 142941 (December). Episode 280 (Duration 8:27)
A paltry crime for a paltry sum does not warrant the paltry sentence of 12 years. [Read more…]