In re Commitment of Dodge

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 113603
Decision Date: 
May 2, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 4th Div.
Justice: 
LAVIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Respondent was found to be a sexually violent person under Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, after jury trial. Counsel was not ineffective for failing to object to State's opening remark, and expert's testimony that IDOC screens all who have committed a sexually violent offense and that only about 2% of population gets out and is then evaluated to determine if a sexually violent person; this information was relevant to explain how expert came to evaluate Respondent. (EPSTEIN, concurring; PUCINSKI, specially concurring.)