Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Episode 261 (Duration 16:23) of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast features a quick rundown of the October 2016 Illinois criminal case list. 18 published opinions were released for your perusing. This is where well informed litigators get their updates.
Listen to the audio round-up in under 20 minutes or download your copy of the case list to peruse the cases when you feel good and ready. Click below to save your PDF copy of the cases now.
Here is where you easily get caught up with the top October cases for 2016. Here's a quick snapshot of what you missed:
1. People v. Jones
How you can treat juvenile adjudications just like criminal convictions without getting into Aprendi problems. (Go to 0:31)
2. People v. Wall
Outrageous blatant lie told by police to coerce defendant into signing this "consent to search". (Go to 2:04)
3. People v. Jones
Prosecutor kept using the same word in his opening and managed to inflame the passions and prejudice of the jury. Retrial ordered. (Go to 3:33)
4. People v. Duran
Traffic stop begins with defendant being pulled from the car and handcuffed. Court says sometimes that's a reasonable thing to do. (Go to 4:08)
5. In re A.S.
Discover how this judge completely abdicated his one and only responsibility during this Batson challenge. As a byproduct, defense attorneys get this nice little case to cite in the future. (Go to 5:26)
6. People v. Swift
Defendant smacks his car into a trailer truck pulled over to the side of the road. He has some weed in his system. Crime or no crime? (Go to 6:41)
7. People v. Taylor
Judge completely misreads this sentencing provision. Defendant entitled to some serious mitigation. (Go to 8:18)
8. People v. Jackson
Imagine a guy orders 10 clowns from one mini-car and drives away with the mini-car? How many vehicular hijackings just occurred? 10 or 1? (Go to 10:30)
9. People v. Sandifer
Deceased rape victims get to benefit from the protections offered by rape shield statutes. Kind of slimey to argue that they don't. (Go to 11:20)
10. People v. Dominguez
Counsel didn't quite tell defendant he would get deported with a conviction. But reviewing court ain't buying defendant didn't know he was screwed. (Go to 11:59)
11. People v. Dorsey
Defendant attempts a "Point Break" type police escape. He manages to totally destroy an apartment, scare the hell out a lady and her kids, and - oh yea - get caught. (Go to 13:17 )
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