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Criminal Nuggets

Feb 27, 2015

http://IllinoisCaseLaw.com/prosecutorial-misconduct-example-they-all-do-this

What is the most common prosecutorial misconduct example or most common prosecutorial error? Hands down in my experience that has to be the practice of asking the judge to admit clearly inadmissible evidence "for another purpose." Their...


Feb 24, 2015

Trial court found an ethical violation of defense counsel. This attorney takes a meeting with the prosecution in one case, then is found to be unethical in another case. Find out who did what in podcast Episode 056 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast.

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Feb 19, 2015

http://IllinoisCaseLaw.com/llinois-supreme-court-rule-552-violation

 

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See People v. Geiler, 2015 IL App (5th) 140423 (02/11/2015).

 

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Facts

 

Defendant was issued a speeding ticket by the City of Troy in Madison County, Illinois for driving 15 miles per...


Feb 17, 2015

http://IllinoisCaseLaw.com/what-is-criminal-accountability

What is criminal accountability? The concept of criminal accountability may be one of the most difficult concepts to explain to a client who "didn't do it." Actually, the problem is more likely on their end.

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What is Criminal Accountability?


Feb 13, 2015

 

See People v. Cowart, 2015 IL App (1st) 113085 (02/09/2015).

 

Issue

 

Should Defendant’s conviction be reversed because the  State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed first-degree murder under a theory of accountability, where the shooter was unknown and the weapon that was used to...