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Criminal Nuggets

May 27, 2019

People v. Clifton, 2019 IL App (1st) 151967 (April). Episode 633 (Duration 7:31)

Lay witness testified about the details of the gun that he saw.

Charges & Sentence

Defendant was found guilty of armed robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison (20 years for the underlying offense and 15 years for the mandatory firearm...


May 15, 2019

People v. Foreman, 2019 IL App (3d) 160334 (April). Episode 629 (Duration 5:42)

A felony DWLR can’t be used to sentence and individual as a mandatory X sentence.

Charges & Sentence

After a jury trial, defendant was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (720 ILCS...


May 13, 2019

People v. Nolan, 2019 IL App (2d) 180354 (April). Episode 627 (Duration 9:29)

Trial judge grants defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment in part because the officer did not testify in the hearing.

Gist

This defendant filed a motion to dismiss the indictment. Trial judge granted the motion.

Facts

He testified at...


May 9, 2019

People v. Buffer, 2019 IL 122327 (April). Episode 625 (Duration 8:41)

Illinois Supreme Court says anything over 40 years is a de facto life sentence.

Gist

A jury found defendant guilty of four counts of first degree murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(1), (a)(2)), and specifically found that defendant personally discharged a...