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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 Supreme Court / Criminal

Possession of Weapons  |  1st Dist.

People v. Coats, 2018 IL 121926 (January 19, 2018) Cook Co. (THEIS) Appellate court affirmed.

Illinois Supreme Court / Criminal

Felony Murder  |  1st Dist.

People v. Carey, 2018 IL 121371 (January 19, 2018) Cook Co. (FREEMAN) Appellate court reversed; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Witnesses  |  2d Dist.

People v. Clark, 2018 IL App (2d) 150608 (January 19, 2018) Du Page Co. (BIRKETT) Affirmed.

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Sentencing  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Brown, Nos. 15-3117 & 15-3261 Cons. (January 19, 2018) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Sentencing  |  S.D. Ill.

U.S. v. Henshaw, No. 17-1628 (January 18, 2018) Vacated and remanded

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

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