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Criminal Nuggets

Feb 28, 2017

Episode 301 (Duration 1:01:21) features an inside view on what judges really think. 

Retired Judge Allen Anderson provides useful insight both new and experienced criminal law attorneys will find extremely valuable.

Retired Judge Allen Anderson

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Feb 27, 2017

People v. Edwards, 2017 IL App (3d) 130190-B (January). Episode 300 (Duration 5:42)

This 17 year old's confession was voluntary even though he had a fifth grade reading level, suffered from various mental disorders, and that the investigating officers did not allow him to speak to his mother.

Facts

Defendant executed a...


Feb 22, 2017

People v. Viramontes, 2017 IL App (1st) 142085 (January).
People v.  Jones, 2017 IL App (1st) 143403  (January) Episode 299 (Duration 5:53)

Defendant has a right to in camera inspection of mental health records, but he has to ask for it.

Viramontes - Facts

Defendant and his codefendant robbed two ladies.

He swung his...


Feb 21, 2017

People v. Pepitone, 2017 IL App (3d) 140627 (February). Episode 298 (Duration 4:34)

Third District finds the charge of being a child sex offender in park to be facially unconstitutional.

Facts

Defendant was walking his dog on a public park.

He has a prior predatory criminal sexual assault of a child conviction.

He came...


Feb 20, 2017

People v. Biagi, 2017 IL App (5th) 150244 (January). Episode 297 (Duration 8:23)

Trial court errored in granting this petition to rescind the statutory summary suspension in this drug based DUI arrest.

Facts

Defendant is driving really slow when he pulls over and stops. There is, of course, a State trooper following...