In re B.C.P.

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 113908
Decision Date: 
June 20, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Henry Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
Trial court granted minor's motion to suppress confession for failure to advise him of his Miranda rights. Appellate court dismissed State's appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Policy shift in making juvenile delinquency proceedings more like criminal proceedings provides juveniles with many protections of criminal defendants. State has same interest in appealing a suppression order in a juvenile case as in a criminal case. Supreme Court Rule 660(a) should be modified to allow State to appeal interlocutory order suppressing evidence in a juvenile delinquency proceeding. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring; THEIS, dissenting.)