Category: jury trial

Does the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures even exist anymore?

Search and Seizure Defense Attorney A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision in People v. Neal, No. 1-09-2814 (June 29, 2011) Cook Co., 3d Div. is just another example of the current eroding of the Fourth Amendment. A Chicago Police Officer detains a man who is out on the yelling "blows"....
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Timeline of a Criminal Case (Part 4)

The next stage in the progression of a criminal or traffic case is a bench or a jury trial. If the matter is set for a bench trial, a judge will hear all of the evidence introduced during the trial and make a finding of guilty or not guilty. In...
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