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Presenting Unusual Defenses in Illinois Criminal Court

1h 1m

Created on October 07, 2016




This lecture describes "unusual" or less commonly used defenses in Illinois, including necessity, mistake of fact, intoxication, and entrapment. Topics include: (1) case law and legal definitions, (2) relationships between the unusual defenses and others, (3) jury instructions, and (4) trial tactics and strategy. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review Illinois law on unusual defenses in criminal cases, including necessity, mistake of fact, intoxication and entrapment
  2. Understand the practical issues and pitfalls involved in presenting these unusual defenses in the courtroom

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