People v. Meersman

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 114163
Decision Date: 
November 29, 2012
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Rock Island Co.
Justice: 
BURKE
Holding: 
Writ of mandamus awarded.
Any consecutive sentences imposed for triggering offenses must be served prior to, and independent of, any sentences imposed for nontriggering offense. Defendant's sentences for two nontriggering offenses (failure to register as a sex offender), which may run concurrently to each other, must be served after his sentence for the triggering offense of criminal sexual assault. Thus, writ of mandamus issued, ordering sentencing judge to vacate sentencing order which imposed concurrent sentences, and resentence Defendant to consecutive sentences. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and THEIS, concurring.)