This is the September 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary). Episode 400 (Duration 26:52)
The September 2017 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)
Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:
Defendant really thought the judge needed to spell out the MSR terms.
They said 60 years when really the max was 75, either way defendant was adamant that he wanted to go pro se.
Defendant was 17 years old when he was given a discretionary life sentence, is he entitled to a new sentencing hearing?
52 years for a 16 year old who reacted violently with a gun when he killed his buddy is not a defecato life sentence.
Drew Peterson loses his appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Although they had stopped dating for 20 years defendant was still in a “family or household member” of the victim.
DUI must be dismissed because prosecutor did not show due diligence in getting the trooper to court for trial.
Officer jumps right into FSTs before corroborating the unamous tip.
Kid on a bike is stopped because he’s a witness to a murder, then they see a gun in his pocket.
10. People v. Kimble
Judge declares a mistrial too early and now the state cannot recharge defendant.
Defendant gets a new trial because the trial judge refused to pay for a phone records expert.
12. People v. Barnes
Defendant shot at someone that first shot at him, the state says this constitutes mob action and armed violence.
Officer with no firearm training gets on the stand and says the pellet gun was a firearm.
14. People v. Cox
Counsel did not object to the FOID certificate from the State police, was that ineffective assistance?
State nolled the felony murder for trial then forget to change the jury instruction for first degree murder, so the jury got the felony murder instruction.