Tag Archives: criminal law

Illinois Police May Stop and Frisk Criminal Suspects

In 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police officers may stop someone if they have a reasonable suspicion that this person has committed, or is about to commit, a crime. The court also held that officers may frisk the detainee for weapons if... Continue reading →

When a Defendant Is Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Criminal actions have serious consequences. However, not everyone is capable of understanding these consequences. For example, Illinois recognizes that some children lack the intellectual capacity to appreciate the criminality of their actions (the... Continue reading →