Zehr question causes court to split 4 to 3 over new trial
SPRINGFIELD — A court’s instructional error, combined with closely balanced evidence, merits a new trial under the plain-error doctrine.This was the decision of a divided Illinois Supreme Court in a case involving a man who was convicted of resisting arrest.In a 43-page opinion issued today, the state’s top court voted 4 to 3 on the question of whether the court’s failure to properly advise jurors of …
Already a subscriber? Please sign in to read this article.
Become a subscriber to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin today to receive your daily paper PLUS exclusive benefits such as:
Breaking news alerts, 24/7 access to our e-edition, Court Calls, Appellate Summaries & Court Opinions, event happenings and much, much more!
Call (312) 644-2394 OR AGawlinski@LBPC.com