People v. Gray

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 110455
Decision Date: 
December 24, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
APPLETON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Petition for postconviction relief was frivolous and patently without merit, and thus court properly summarily dismissed petition. Court within its discretion in denying Defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea, as no showing that witnesses' expected testimony, which was unknown, would have changed outcome of trial, and thus no arguable prejudice in Defendant entering an open guilty plea. (POPE and KNECHT, concurring.)