People v. Kiefel

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 110402
Decision Date: 
March 25, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
LaSalle Co.
Justice: 
SCHMIDT
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Courts are not required to give a defendant admonishments of his right to a bench trial or that a written waiver of a bench trial be executed to receive a jury trial. The decision to waive the right to jury trial lies solely with the accused, and the State does not have the right to object to the waiver of jury. The limited expectation of privacy, along with Defendant's MSR conditions, gave parole officers the right to search Defendant's residence. The officers' handcuffing of Defendant when conducting a search of his residence did not constitute an arrest. (HOLDRIDGE and McDADE, concurring.)