Case summariesDecember 2008In People v. Exson, 2008 Ill. App. LEXIS 947, 2008 WL 442681 (1st Dist. September 29, 2008) the Illinois Appellate Court held the trial court abused its discretion by granting the State’s 30 day continuance motion on the 119th day of the 120-day period under the Speedy Trial Act.
Case summariesNovember 2008In People v. Rodriguez, 229 Ill. 2d 285; 891 N.E.2d 854; 2008 Ill. LEXIS 375; 322 Ill. Dec. 563, the Illinois Supreme Court was faced with the applicability of the 15 year enhancement provision when a person is convicted of First Degree Murder under a theory of accountability.
Case summariesJune 2008Johnnie Wilson was in his apartment on February 3, 2003 when his parole officer and two Chicago police officers entered.
Case summariesBy David B. Franks & Hon. John A. WasilewskiMay 2008In 2000 the victim hired defendant and another individual to perform electrical work in her apartment. The project lasted several months.
Case summariesJanuary 2008In the Circuit Court of Peoria County, the defendant was convicted of the offense of Armed Robbery after a jury trial.
In memoriam of Matthew A. MaloneyBy Hon. Gregory Paul VazquezJanuary 2008The Criminal Justice Section Council has lost a long-time member and friend when attorney Matt Maloney of Princeton, Illinois died on December 25, 2007.
Legislation-Passed billsBy Steve BakerJune 2008The following are summaries of new legislation in Illinois affecting the practice of criminal law. As these are summaries only, the Public Act should be reviewed before reliance.
Legislation-Passed bills Part 1:By Attorney Steve BakerMay 2008The following are summaries of new legislation in Illinois affecting the practice of criminal law.