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May 29, 2020

People v. Markham, 2019 IL App (3d) 180071 (April). Episode 626 (Duration 7:32)

State says overdose immunity should not kick in since defendant was feeling good enough to ask for his wallet and keys.

Gist

This is a possession of heroin case.

Facts

The parties submitted the following stipulated facts for the court’s...


Feb 13, 2019

eople v. Anderson, 2017 IL App (1st) 122640 (January). Episode 293 (Duration  10:22)

Trial court distinguishes Lerma to deny the use of an eyewitness expert in this case.

Facts

The victims were shot to death as they sat in a vehicle in the parking lot behind Leader Liquors.

Officers just happen to be going to that area...


Dec 10, 2018

Here are the top 10 criminal opinions released in 2018 by the Illinois court system. Episode 567 (Duration 22:57)

Top 10 Illinois Criminal Law Opinions in 2018

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Dec 2, 2018

Recently, appellate Judge Steigmann form the Fourth Appellate District Court bench slapped the entire Illinois criminal law bar for repeatedly making the same trial mistake.

Raise your hand if you know what trial mistake the judge was talking about.

Whos Making This Mistake


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Nov 20, 2018

 People v. Williams, 2018 IL App (2d) 160683 (October). Episode 558b (Duration 11:25)

Challenging this DUI traffic stop gave us a reason to review exactly what it takes for police to find probable cause for a DUI arrest in Illinois.

Probable Cause For DUI Arrest in Illinois

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