The 2nd degree murder definition paradox allows a lesser sentence for an actual killing and a harsher sentence if victim lives.
People v. Guyton, 2014 IL APP (5th) 110450 (07/15/2014).
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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Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon is alive after Aguilar and the unlawful use of a weapon by a felon notice requirement for a a Class 2 offense does not exist pursuant to Easley. [Read more…]
Court reluctantly gives life sentence to a repeat drug offender. It gave the court “no pleasure” to sentence defendant to a life sentence, the harshest penalty under the Illinois law. [Read more…]
No attempt second degree murder in Illinois. So, Defendant was sentenced to more years on an attempt murder than he received on second degree murder where someone actually died! [Read more…]
What happens after a void sentence? In this case, defendant's postconviction petition is dismissed. But the sentence was void! [Read more…]