People v. Jones, 2016 IL 119391 (October). Episode 248 (Duration 5:53)
Prior adjudications may be considered for extended terms proved up at sentencing with a PSI without any Apprendi violations. [Read more…]
Was this 3 judge appellate panel courages or were they activist judges when they declared the 20 year gun add-on unconstitutional?Listen to the facts & decide. [Read more…]
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.
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…]