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Kane County Nuggets

Mar 29, 2015

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Was the burglary definition rewritten by this court decision? A Creative charging decision by the prosecution brings to focus exactly what it means to commit a burglary.

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Cut To The Chase

Let me cut to the chase to lay our foundation in this case.

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Mar 23, 2015

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An unlawful arrest by police cannot legally be resisted by a citizen. That is just the law. Podcast Episode 063 takes a look at the complicated dynamics in one recent unlawful arrest.

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See People v. Jones, 2015 IL App (2d) 130387 (03/17/2015).

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Mar 17, 2015

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An Illinois reporter’s privilege goes up against a defendant’s due process rights in this case. Find out who won when the First Amendment battled the Fifth Amendment.

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The basic idea here is that a reporter was held in...

Mar 13, 2015

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Title:   Aggravated DUI Probation in Death Cases With Anthony Vaupel


Category:   Podcast | Evidence --> Impeachment


Keyword:   Aggravated DUI Probation


Illinois statutes allow for aggravated DUI probation in cases where a death results only in extraordinary circumstances. But...

Mar 9, 2015

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After Aguilar, the fallout for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon - 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6 convictions remains consistent. Some gun convictions will remain valid. However, the Illinois Supreme Court has recently thrown a bone to the defense bar by invalidating the sentencing provision which made a...