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Criminal Nuggets

Mar 23, 2020

People v. Holmes, 2019 IL App (1st) 160987 (March). Episode 601 (Duration 9:33)

An essentially anonymous tip was treated as wholly unreliable resulting in an outright reversal of this gun conviction.

Gist

Police approach a man with a gun and pat him down.

Facts

A Chicago police officer received information...


Mar 18, 2020

Scott’s Law in Illinois is the requirement that drivers slow down and move over when police cars or other emergency vehicles are stopped on the roadway.

Scott’s Law Basically Says…

Scott’s law requires that a driver proceed cautiously when an emergency vehicle is stopped and

  1. Move over and change lanes...