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Defending Criminal Cases: Pretrial Issues, Guilty Pleas, and Defenses 2017 Edition

This handy guide provides practical guidance and legal analysis for attorneys defending criminal cases in Illinois.

This handbook is from the defense perspective but consists of practical guidance and legal analysis that will benefit defense counsel and prosecutors alike. It contains material written by criminal defense attorneys and judges who provide insight from their own experiences in the field. This handbook covers the preliminary stages of a criminal trial and arrest, search, and seizure; representing clients in the early stages of a criminal action; confessions; pretrial discovery; pretrial motions; psychological issues and defenses; affirmative defenses; plea and sentence bargaining; and trial preparation.

Thomas A. Lilien, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Elgin, General Editor

Chapter 1 — Arrest, Search, and Seizure
Hon. Kathleen M. Pantle, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Chicago, and Ashleigh M. McKeigue, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Markham

Chapter 2 — Representing Clients in the Early Stages of a Criminal Action
Joshua B. Kutnick, Attorney at Law, Chicago

Chapter 3 — Confessions
Richard Dvorak, Dvorak Law Offices, LLC, Willowbrook and Chicago

Chapter 4 — Illinois Criminal Pretrial Discovery
Carly Patzke, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Pretrial Motions
Stephen L. Richards, Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Cybercrimes and Use of E-Evidence in Criminal Cases
Rachel J. Hess, Law Office of Rachel J. Hess, St. Charles

Chapter 7 — Psychological Issues and Defenses
Keith Grant, Chief, Special Defense & Professional Development, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

Chapter 8 — Affirmative Defenses in Illinois
Jeffery Facklam, Principal Assistant Public Defender, Felony Trial Division, Sharmila Manak, Chief, Felony Trial Division, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

Chapter 9 — Plea and Sentence Bargaining
Aaron Goldstein, Attorney Supervisor, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Trial Preparation
Keith Grant, Chief, Special Defense & Professional Development, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

 

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This handbook is from the defense perspective but consists of practical guidance and legal analysis that will benefit defense counsel and prosecutors alike. It contains material written by criminal defense attorneys and judges who provide insight from their own experiences in the field. This handbook covers the preliminary stages of a criminal trial and arrest, search, and seizure; representing clients in the early stages of a criminal action; confessions; pretrial discovery; pretrial motions; psychological issues and defenses; affirmative defenses; plea and sentence bargaining; and trial preparation.

Thomas A. Lilien, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Elgin, General Editor

Chapter 1 — Arrest, Search, and Seizure
Hon. Kathleen M. Pantle, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Chicago, and Ashleigh M. McKeigue, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Markham

Chapter 2 — Representing Clients in the Early Stages of a Criminal Action
Joshua B. Kutnick, Attorney at Law, Chicago

Chapter 3 — Confessions
Richard Dvorak, Dvorak Law Offices, LLC, Willowbrook and Chicago

Chapter 4 — Illinois Criminal Pretrial Discovery
Carly Patzke, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Pretrial Motions
Stephen L. Richards, Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Cybercrimes and Use of E-Evidence in Criminal Cases
Rachel J. Hess, Law Office of Rachel J. Hess, St. Charles

Chapter 7 — Psychological Issues and Defenses
Keith Grant, Chief, Special Defense & Professional Development, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

Chapter 8 — Affirmative Defenses in Illinois
Jeffery Facklam, Principal Assistant Public Defender, Felony Trial Division, Sharmila Manak, Chief, Felony Trial Division, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

Chapter 9 — Plea and Sentence Bargaining
Aaron Goldstein, Attorney Supervisor, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Trial Preparation
Keith Grant, Chief, Special Defense & Professional Development, Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Waukegan

 

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