How to Admit or Exclude PBT ResultsBy Eric R. WaltmireFebruary 2008Article, Page 92Police sometimes administer preliminary breath tests to drivers stopped on suspicion of DUI. When and how are the results admissible in a hearing? Here's a look at the cases.
No withdrawal allowed for a “blind plea”January 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 16On October 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Will County sentencing the defendant to 22 years for pleading guilty to two counts of first degree murder.
State must establish foundation for admittance of electronic conversation transcriptDecember 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 632On September 28, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed and remanded for new trial the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County convicting the defendant of indecent solicitation of a child because the State did “nothing to establish a foundation for the admissibility of the transcripts as evidence.”
“Sex Offenders” but No Sex Crime?By Marion Buckley and J. Michael TrueSeptember 2007Article, Page 482Under the original law, some people who didn't commit sex crimes had to register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a new law that creates its own problems.
New DUI bill replaces JDPs with “monitoring device driving permits”By Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2007Lawpulse, Page 398A major overhaul of DUI law doubles the summary-suspension period and requires offenders to submit to alcohol monitoring devices in return for driving permits. Critics charge that it will produce unintended consequences, including fewer guilty pleas.
Safe Homes Act created to help reduce domestic violence- PA094-1038December 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650The Illinois General Assembly passed the Safe Homes Act (Act) in an effort to reduce domestic violence by improving the ability of tenant victims and their families to escape "domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."
Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Out of respect for those in the military, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 17-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Code), by adding subsection (a-6). 720 ILCS 5/17-2(a-6).