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Understanding the Non-Accountability Defense in Illinois


Created on October 10, 2016




This lecture summarizes case law, strategy, and tactics as to the Illinois law of accountability. The lecture summarizes and synthesizes the leading accountability cases and also deals with related topics such as felony murder. Lastly, the lecture discusses the trial of an accountability cases, including evidence, jury instruction, and closing argument.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review Illinois law on the Non-Accountability defense
  2. Understand the practical issues and pitfalls involved in presenting Non-Accountability defense in a criminal case

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