Articles From Ronald L. Lewis

An overview of mental health court By Ronald L. Lewis Criminal Justice, July 2019 Just over a decade ago, the Mental Health Court Treatment Act was passed to provide a problem-solving court for defendants whose mental illnesses were a major factor bringing them into contact with the criminal justice system.
A public defender’s office is not a ‘law firm’ for purposes of determining conflicts in multiple defendant cases By Ronald L. Lewis Criminal Justice, June 2018 In People v. Cole, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed whether a trial court could properly appoint a public defender’s office to more than one defendant in a multi-defendant case.
Case notes By Hon. Geraldine D’Souza, Claudia E. Castro, & Ronald L. Lewis Criminal Justice, August 2016 Three recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.

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