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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

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Statute of Limitations  |  E.D. Wisc.

Lund v. U.S., No. 16-2381 (January 17, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  |  3d Dist.

People v. Reveles-Cordova, 2019 IL App (3d) 160418 (January 17, 2019) Will Co. (SCHMIDT) Affirmed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act  |  1st Dist.

In re Detention of Kelley, 2019 IL App (1st) 162184 (January 17, 2019) Cook Co., 4th Div, (McBRIDE) Reversed and remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Evidence  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Driggers, No. 17-2994 (January 16, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Post-Conviction Petitions  |  2d Dist.

People v. Tucek, 2019 IL App (2d) 160788 (January 16, 2019) Kane Co. (BIRKETT) Affirmed.