In Episode 369 (Duration 29:56), Evan Bruno of Urbana, Illinois describes his experience working as a clerk in the Illinois Appellate Court system.
Pro Se litigant takes his speeding ticket all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court. We have a little fun and examine exactly why the police didn't follow the rules in this case. [Read more…]
The Illinois Supreme Court once and for all explains how to properly preserve an issue for criminal appeal. Criminal trial attorneys must keep in mind that the civil rules are different and that some trial error is unforeseeable. [Read more…]
To appeal sentence Defendant did not have to vacate his guilty plea. Defendant plead guilty to a class 1 in exchange to dismissal of a some class X’s. This cold plea is not a negotiated plea for appeal purposes. Defendant could challenge his 12 year sentence, but the court approved it. [Read more…]
The mootness doctrine Illinois requires dismissal of an appeal when an issue has resolved itself. This case lays out the standard to apply when deciding if a case should be discharged for mottness. [Read more…]