February 8, 2017

Probation conditions opinion filing tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Hall, which was argued on the December calendar.

Hall raises these issues:  (1) Are probation conditions prohibiting defendant from:  (a) “owning, possessing or having in his custody or control any handgun, rifle, shotgun or any firearm whatsoever or any weapon that can be concealed on his person”; and (b) “using or possessing or having in his custody or control any illegal drugs, narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia without a prescription,” unconstitutionally vague?  (2) Is an explicit knowledge requirement constitutionally mandated?

The opinion can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.

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