People v. Smith

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 110220
Decision Date: 
March 28, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
HARRIS
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court did not err in treating Defendant's "Successive" and "Amended" postconviction petitions as successive petitions, as a defendant may not amend a postconviction petition following a first-stage dismissal. A court may properly dismiss an initial postconviction petition on forfeiture grounds. (POPE and TURNER, concurring.)