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Joshua Sachs

Joshua Sachs’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • United States v. Leon, 468 US 897

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 05, 1984
    Outcome:
    In this case the United States Supreme Court adopted a "good faith" exception to Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule.
    Description:
    Represented the Illinois State Bar Association as amicus curiae before the United States Supreme Court in case involving the constitutionality of the "good faith" exception to the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule in search warrant cases.
  • Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 08, 1983
    Outcome:
    In this case the United States Supreme Court deferred consideration of a good faith exception to the exclusionary rule.
    Description:
    Represented the Illinois State Bar Association as amicus curiae before the United States Supreme Court on case involving the constitutionality of a "good faith" exception to the Fourth Amendement exclusionary rule
  • People v. Bogan

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 02, 1987
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on death penalty murder
    Description:
    Death penalty murder jury trial: Defendant had confessed to the murder while testifying in another case. Jury doubted the previous judicial confession and found him not guilty.
  • People v. Hendricks

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 28, 1991
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on quadruple murder jury trial
    Description:
    Joshua Sachs and Michael Costello together represented defendant on the retrial of his murder conviction for the axe murders of his wife and three children. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty after a seven week trial
  • People v. Bey

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1983
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on capital murder bench trial.
    Description:
    Death penalty murder case. Confession suppressed on evidence that defendant was beaten by detectives. Defendant acquitted after bench trial
  • United States v. Boyd, 55 F3d 239 (7th Cir. 1995)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 10, 1995
    Outcome:
    New trials ordered by Court of Appeals.
    Description:
    Federal court of appeals upheld the district court's order for new trials in major gang conspiracy case where the government failed to disclose extensive misconduct and perjury by prosecution witnesses during a two-month jury trial.
  • People v. Marino 2012 IL App (2d) 101123-U

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of post-conviction petition reversed.
    Description:
    The appellate court reversed the dismissal of defendant's pro se post-conviction petition in this state court felony appeal.
  • Richardson v. Hardy, 00 c 6425 (NDIL 2012)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Federal habeas corpus relief granted but relief overturned on appeal.
    Description:
    Federal habeas corpus review of state murder conviction. US district court granted the petition for violation of due processs in jury selection and orders petitioner released if not retried within 180 days. Subsequent case history: grant of habeas corpus reversed in a divided vote by 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, rehearing denied, petition for writ of certiorari denied by USSCt.
  • People v. Tilman

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 29, 1996
    Outcome:
    Not guilty in murder bench trial
    Description:
    Client found not guilty of participation in a gang-related shooting after bench trial.
  • People v. Herman, 2012 IL App (3d) 110420

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    DUI conviction reversed on appeal
    Description:
    DUI conviction reversed by Illinois appellate court for unauthorized prosecution. Opinion modified on denial of rehearing, January 14, 2013.