People v. Smith, 2016 IL 119659 (December). Episode 288 (Duration 8:06)
Defendant is eligible for mandatory x sentencing because he turned 21 by the time the court found him guilty even though he was under 21 at the time he was charged.
Plea negotiation drug case should be better for the defense. The double drug conviction enhancement appears to be dead in the water. When two sentencing enhancement provisions are in conflict the later one that uses the word “shall” wins. [Read more…]
What happens after a void sentence? In this case, defendant's postconviction petition is dismissed. But the sentence was void! [Read more…]