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…]
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.
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Juvenile court sentencing in Illinois has just received a more level playing field. Episode 022 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast mentions how not to long ago, an accused minor in juvenile court could only receive court supervision if the prosecution “Ok'd” it. A judge could not give that sentence if the State objected to it. The prosecution had a unilateral veto.
Plea bargaining a drug case with a defendant with a prior drug conviction can feel like a boxing match with one of the fighter’s arms tied behind his back. In my little analogy, guess which side has their arms tied down? In podcast episode 012 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast, I discuss a recent case which can drastically change the dynamics of plea bargaining a drug case in Illinois.
Court supervision in juvenile sentencing in Illinois always depended on approval by the prosecution. The law is now different, and allows the court to grant supervision in juvenile court over the State’s objection. [Read more…]
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…]
The number of Mandatory Supervised Release Illinois (MSR) years is suppose to be written down on the sentencing order by the judge. These years are mandatory. So they are a part of the sentence even if not written down. [Read more…]