In 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court held that unconstitutionally obtained gun convictions could be used for charging and enhancement purposes unless the defendant vacated the conviction. Two years later, the court admitted it got it wrong.
In 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the conviction of the plaintiff, Alan Beaman, of the murder of his ex-girlfriend because the state violated his constitutional right to due process under Brady v. Maryland when it failed to disclose material and exculpatory information about a viable alternative suspect.
On Dec. 14, 2018, after a jury trial, the defendant was convicted for the unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. It was also alleged that the defendant was within 1,000 feet of a school at the time of the offense.
On Dec. 28, 2018, after a jury trial, the defendant was convicted for the unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. In addition, the defendant was acquitted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is amended by changing section 115-21 ("Informant Testimony") as follows. Courts may permit the prosecution to disclose its intent to introduce the testimony of an informant with less notice than the 30-day notice required under subsections (c) and (d) of this section, if the court finds that the informant was not known prior to the 30-day notice period.
The defendant pled guilty to aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and four counts of unlawful use of a credit card. The defendant's postplea proceedings in circuit court were completed more than a year before Rule 604(d) was amended. Thus, amended Rule 604(d) did not apply then to the defendant's case.
Following a bench trial, the defendant was convicted of battery and other offenses related to a DUI stop. A squad-car video was presented as evidence, but the judge had to view it in chambers because the court did not have video capabilities in the courtroom.