People v. Williams

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (2d) 110559
Decision Date: 
November 20, 2012
2d Dist.
Du Page Co.
Defendant entered plea of guilty to retail theft, and sought to withdraw his guilty plea on basis that court incorrectly admonished him, at time of plea, that he was eligible for TASC if on probation. Defendant claimed that had he known, at time of plea, that TASC was not a valid sentencing option, he could have more accurately considered the sentencing paradigm and determined his potential sentencing range was great enough that it would be more advantageous to elect to stand trial. Defendant failed to establish prejudice, as he did not allege that he would not have pled guilty if admonished that TASC was not a sentencing option. (McLAREN and ZENOFF, concurring.)