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Criminal Nuggets

Jun 2, 2020

People v. Campbell, 2019 IL App (1st) 161640 (April). Episode 630 (Duration 11:07)

Court is not insensitive to claims of “dropsy” testimony and “testilying.”

Charges

Campbell was charged with nine counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (AUUW) (720 ILCS 5/24-1.6(a)(1), (a)(3)(C)) stemming from a traffic...


May 29, 2020

People v. Markham, 2019 IL App (3d) 180071 (April). Episode 626 (Duration 7:32)

State says overdose immunity should not kick in since defendant was feeling good enough to ask for his wallet and keys.

Gist

This is a possession of heroin case.

Facts

The parties submitted the following stipulated facts for the court’s...


Apr 20, 2020

People v. Patel, 2019 IL App (2d) 170766 (March).

State failed to produce discover for the SSS Hearing, they subsequently blew Trainor.

Charges

Defendant was charged with two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501(a)(1), (a)(2) (West 2016)), improper lane usage (id. § 11-709(a)), and...


Apr 15, 2020

People v. Spicer, 2019 IL App (3d) 170814 (March). Episode 602 (Duration 11:56)

Can the prosecution compel you to give up your phone password?

Charges

Defendant was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and later also charged with knowingly possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Drug Dog...


Apr 6, 2020

This is the March 2019 Illinois criminal case law audio round-up (the fast case law summary).

The March 2019 Top Illinois Criminal Law Cases (The Monthly Round-Up)

 

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top cases:

1. People v. Patel

State failed to produce discover for the SSS Hearing, they subsequently blew Trainor.

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