People v. Hale

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 113140
Decision Date: 
October 3, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Justice: 
KARMEIER
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed.
Defendant did not establish prejudice prong for his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations with the State, when his trial counsel failed to inform him that he would receive mandatory consecutive sentences, if convicted of both counts of attempt (first-degree murder) with which he was charged. Defendant has not shown that he would have accepted State's plea offer if not for his trial counsel's alleged erroneous advice. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)