In re A.P.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 140327
Decision Date: 
June 27, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
McBRIDE
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Respondent, age 15 at time of State's petition for adjudication, was adjudicated a delinquent minor for robbery and sentenced as a habitual juvenile offender and committed to Department of Juvenile Justice until age 21. Sentence is not equivalent to being sentenced as adult to death or to life without parole; and Respondent had committed two offenses that were felonies if prosecuted as adult, and violent third offense. Habitual juvenile offender provision of Juvenile Court Act does not violate due process or equal protection. (GORDON and PALMER, concurring.)