Mar 29, 2015
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.
Let me cut to the chase to lay our foundation in this case.
Mar 23, 2015
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.
See People v. Jones, 2015 IL App (2d) 130387 (03/17/2015).
Mar 17, 2015
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.
The basic idea here is that a reporter was held in...
Mar 13, 2015
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
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...