People v. Cardona

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 114076
Decision Date: 
March 21, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Lake Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
The procedural safeguards of a discharge hearing, which are constitutionally sufficient to permit the extended treatment and possible involuntary commitment of an unfit defendant, are sufficient also to permit the sex offender certification of an unfit defendant. Sex offender registration is not punishment, but is a regulatory scheme designed to foster public safety. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, GARMAN, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)