Effective January 1, 2017, Illinois requires judges to provide expanded admonishments with respect to guilty pleas. Admonishments are warnings of certain consequences read by the judge to a defendant prior to the judge accepting a plea bargain. The new admonishments includes a warning that in addition to any penalties imposed by the court, there may… Read more »
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Decoding Dismissals: Do You Really Know What Your Court Order Means?
Decoding Dismissals: Do You Really Know What Your Court Order Means? When it comes to disposing of cases, it seems there is often a push to reach an agreement. Individuals sometimes enter into a final decision in order to ‘resolve their case’ without fully understanding all of the potential ramifications. This can be a good… Read more »