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Criminal Nuggets

Jul 31, 2014

The crime of obstructing Identificatin is a fluid beast. This case illustrates how this can be so.

Was there sufficient evidence for obstructing identification?

Initial caretaking contact turned into an investigative seizure for DUI, thus, Defendant was obligated to give her real name to avoid a conviction for...


Jul 31, 2014

Defendant should not have been stopped because of a U-turn to avoid a traffic safety checkpoint. Defendant’s driving while license suspended conviction and 90 days in jail is reversed. 

People v. Timmsen, 3rd Dist., 07/25/2014.

Facts -
U-turn to avoid a traffic safety checkpoint

Defendant was stopped by police...


Jul 31, 2014

Sleeping behind the wheel leads to DUI and 8 years.

State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Defendant was in “actual physical control” of his car. The car was poorly parked and had  an open door.

People v. Morris, 1st Dist., 07/23/2014.

Facts

Chicago police found Defendant passed out in the front seat of...


Jul 31, 2014

Defendant was charged by way of indictment with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. 

Following deliberations, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder, attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of...


Jul 31, 2014

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