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

Sentencing  |  S.D. Ill.

U.S. v. Robinson, No. 18-2295 (November 8, 2019) Vacated and remanded

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Sentencing  |  C.D. Ill.

U.S. v. Shoffner, No. 18-3448 (November 8, 2019) Vacated and remanded

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

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

Kimbrough v. Neal, Nos. 18-3145 & 18-3153 Cons (October 24, 2019) Reversed

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Recusal  |  C.D. Ill.

U.S. v. Atwood, No. 18-2113 (October 24, 2019) Vacated and remanded

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Search and Seizure  |  4th Dist.

People v. Turman, 4-17-0815 (October 23, 2019) Champaign (Knecht) Affirmed