People v. McChriston

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL 115310
Decision Date: 
January 24, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
GARMAN
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
Defendant was convicted of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony with mandatory Class X sentence. At time of sentencing, plain language of Section 5-8-1(d) of Unified Code of Corrections provided that MSR term was included automatically in the sentence, even if not specifically written therein. Sentence imposed by circuit court included the MSR term "as though written therein" and thus MSR attached as part of sentence regardless of whether trial court wrote MSR into sentencing order. (FREEMAN, THOMAS, KILBRIDE, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)