People v. Hughes

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 112817
Decision Date: 
November 29, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Lake Co.
Justice: 
THEIS
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Trial court had jurisdiction to entertain plea of guilty to the nol-prossed charge, and Defendant received the benefit of his bargain with the State. Defense counsel owes a duty to inform a defendant who pleads guilty to a sexually violent offense that he will be considered for involuntary commitment at the end of his prison term. However, Defendant failed to establish that his counsel was deficient or that he was prejudiced by any alleged deficiency. (KILBRIDE, THOMAS, GARMAN, and KARMEIER, concurring; FREEMAN and BURKE, dissenting.)