After Aguilar, the fallout for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon – 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 convictions remains consistent. [Read more…]
Illinois Sentencing Cases | The Latest in Illinois Sentencing Decisions
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.
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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...
The 725 ILCS 5/111-3(c) notice requirement doesn't have to be complicated or hard to understand. Things would be easier to understand if [Read more…]
Here is a DUI sentencing example of winning on a technicality. In Podcast Episode 042 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast, I discuss the idea of “winning on a technicality”. Is it time to retire this term? [Read more…]
DUI sentencing laws infect an Illinois non DUI sentencing hearing. Have good intentioned DUI laws turned into an uncontrollable emotional frenzy? [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…]
Avoid ineffective assistance of counsel with free criminal law motion. In this case, trial counsel gave wrong sentencing information to his client charged with a double murder. Podcast Episode 024 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast discusses how defense counsel likely misread the Illinois natural life imprisonment statute. Unfortunately, this meant the client was misinformed that he was not eligible for a life sentence. [Read more…]