People v. Buffer, 2019 IL 122327 (April). Episode 625 (Duration 8:41)
Illinois Supreme Court says anything over 40 years is a de facto life sentence.[Read more…]
People v. Rodriguez, 2018 IL App (1st) 160030 (September). Episode 457 (Duration 6:24)
Can defendant combine a sentence from an earlier crime with the sentence of a new crime to claim a de facto life sentence? [Read more…]
Defendant was 17 years old when he was given a discretionary life sentence, is he entitled to a new sentencing hearing?
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…]