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People v. Sitkowski, 2-07-0305

An order dismissing a charge against the defendant for violation of his speedy trial rights is affirmed where: 1) release from incarceration did not toll the speedy-trial period; 2) the speedy-trial demand made by defendant while in custody under the intrastate detainers act remained in effect after he was released; and 3) defendant was released on mandatory supervised release and was still in DOC custody under the plain language of the statute.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/09/2008
  • Published 06/11/2008

Judges

  • Justice HUTCHINSON delivered the opinion of the court:

Court

  • Appellate Court of Illinois

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Joseph E. Birkett, Du Page County State's Attorney, Wheaton, Steven E. Norris, Deputy Director, Sharon Shanahan, State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, Mt. Vernon, for the People., Thomas A. Lilien, Deputy Defender, and Steven E. Wiltgen (Court-appointed), Office of the State Appellate Defender, Elgin, for Charles M. Sitkowski.