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Criminal Nuggets

Nov 15, 2019

Residential Burglary In Illinois

In Illinois residential burglary is class 1 felony. The crime is defined by statute this way:

A person commits residential burglary when he or she knowingly and without authority enters or knowingly and without authority remains within the dwelling place of another, or any part thereof,...


Nov 12, 2019

Episode 698 (Duration 29:54). Attorney Michael Wepsiec of Murphosboro, Illinois deconstructs the custodial sexual misconduct criminal law statute.

 

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"'Hey I'm on parole, date me.' No body says that." -- Michael Wepsiec

Attorney Michael Wepsiec

Attorney Michael Wepsiec has over 34 years of...


Nov 8, 2019

Illinois v. Caballes, 543 U.S. 405 (2005). SCOTIS Notice (Duration 1:43)

This is the SCOTUS case that set the framework for the use of drug dogs in the United States.

People v. Caballes on police drug dogs

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This opinion normalized the use of drug dogs by police departments during traffic stops. The case concluded that police don't need a...


Oct 8, 2019

People v. Rowell, 229 Ill. 2nd 82 (May 2008). Episode 686 (Duration 31:58)

What's the best way to handle legally insufficient criminal charges? In this episode you get a feel for what it's like working in the criminal law.

What To Do About Legally Insufficient Charging Documents?

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Jul 31, 2019

Jamie Mosser, candidate for Kane County State's Attorney, stops by to provide an update on the new Illinois cannabis law and lets us know what's happening with bail reform in Illinois. Episode 658 (Duration 26:11).

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“What I want to do is take a strong office that we already have with some amazing...