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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

Money Laundering  |  S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.

U.S. v. Colon, No. 18-1233 (March 22, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Supreme Court / Criminal

Weapons  |  2d Dist.

People v. Webb, 2019 IL 122951 (March 21, 2019) Du Page Co. (BURKE) Circuit court affirmed.

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Reasonable Doubt  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Garcia, No. 18-1735 (March 20, 2019) Reversed

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Search and Seizure  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Wanjiku, No. 18-1973 (March 19, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Confrontation  |  3d Dist.

People v. Smith, 2019 IL App (3d) 160631 (March 18, 2019) Henry Co. (CARTER) Affirmed.