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From the Illinois Supreme Court By David P. Bergschneider, Michael J. Pelletier, and Michael C. Bennett Criminal Justice, February 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court found that the United States Supreme Court's decision in Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466 (2000), did not apply to certain Illinois sentencing statutes.
Recent decisions of the Illinois Supreme Court By David P. Bergschneider Criminal Justice, August 2001 Defendant was convicted of two 1977 murders, and was sentenced to 40 to 80 years imprisonment.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, February 2000 On March 27, 1993, the state filed a complaint alleging that defendant had possessed less than fifteen grams of a substance containing cocaine.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, December 1999 The State sought civil commitment of the defendant in this case as a sexually violent person. The defendant had been previously convicted of criminal sexual assault and indecent liberties with a child in 1984.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, November 1999 At the request of the defendant's wife, two police officers accompanied her to the trailer that she was sharing with the defendant.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, October 1999 The defendant, Terry S. Duke, had been sentenced to 35 years in prison for rape (Class X felony) and a consecutive 2 1/2 year sentence for the possession of contraband in a penal institution.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, September 1999 The defendant was convicted by a jury of the offenses of residential burglary, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider Criminal Justice, July 1999 After a bench trial, the defendant was convicted of aggravated battery and sentenced to an extended term of 10 years.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider Criminal Justice, April 1999 The defendant was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood test revealed a blood ethanol content of .196
Recent appellate cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, March 1999 The defendant filed a pro se post-conviction petition. The trial judge dismissed it as frivolous and patently without merit.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson Criminal Justice, January 1999 The Fourth District reversed the trial court's granting of the defendant's motion to suppress. The defendant was the backseat passenger in a vehicle which failed to completely stop at a stop sign.

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