People v. Heard

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (4th) 120833
Decision Date: 
March 10, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
APPLETON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court dismissed post-conviction petition at second stage. Counsel then withdrew at Defendant's request and not due to counsel's inability to form a cognizable argument under the Post-Conviction Hearing Act. Thus, counsel's failure to file a Rule 651(c) certificate before she was allowed to withdraw, is not cause for remand. (POPE and HARRIS, concurring.)