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People v. Jones

MARCH 3, 1972.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

CARTER JONES, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Hon. MAURICE LEE, Judge, presiding.

MR. PRESIDING JUSTICE LORENZ DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT:

At the conclusion of a bench trial, defendant was found guilty of theft by deception and sentenced to the House of Correction for one year. The essence of his contentions on appeal is that the proceedings in the trial court deprived him of his right to a fair trial.

• 1 On March 13, 1970, John Boyle, an agent for Baskin Clothes, filed a complaint which charged defendant with the theft by deception of clothing valued at $483.11. On that same day, during a preliminary hearing, the prosecutor informed the court that the State was planning restitution and that defendant admitted everything. The prosecutor went on to state that the defendant charged clothing valued at $483.11 through the use of the name of one of Baskin's customers. Further comments by the prosecutor implied that defendant had agreed to make restitution and, based upon that agreement, the State recommended one year of probation if defendant would plead guilty. The public defender, in an attempt to protect defendant's college scholarship, suggested court supervision with the requirement that defendant make restitution within two weeks. This colloquy followed:

THE COURT: "All right. Where do you go to school, sir?

DEFENDANT: Northwestern University.

THE COURT: Do you work?

DEFENDANT: I work for the Board of Education.

THE COURT: What do you hope to do in school?

DEFENDANT: I want to be a teacher.

THE COURT: All right. One year supervision with restitution. How old are you?

DEFENDANT: 19.

MR. BANKS: [Assistant State's Attorney]: That is next week you have to bring it in.

MR. SILBAR: [Assistant Public Defender]: Give ...


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