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Criminal Justice

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Criminal Justice Section

  • to work for a system of criminal justice that fairly protects the accused, the accuser, and the public in general;
  • to seek or oppose change, as considered appropriate, by legislative activity, recommendations on court rules and recommendations to agencies; and
  • to educate and inform lawyers and the general public through newsletters, seminars and other appropriate channels of communication.

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  |  2d Dist.

People v. Hoare, 2018 IL App (2d) 160727 (January 17, 2018) Lake Co. (JORGENSEN) Reversed and remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Sentencing  |  E.D. Wisc.

U.S. v. Adams, No. 16-2928 (January 16, 2018) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Sentencing  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Gumila, No. 16-3111 (January 16, 2018) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Fraud  |  S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.

U.S. v. Wilson, No. 17-1076 (January 12, 2018) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  |  S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.

Baer v. Neal, No. 15-1933 (January 11, 2018) Reversed

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Nuts and Bolts of a DUI Blood Draw Case
March 5, 2018 – Online Course

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