Legal Question in Appeals and Writs in Illinois

Are there grounds for an appeal if the judge makes a derogatory statement after handing down sentence? Example: The judge handed down sentence, then looked over at the guard and said "Get Chester the molester out of here"

Asked on 5/12/10, 4:41 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jonathan Shimberg SHIMBERG and CROHN, P.C.

Maybe grounds for a complaint to the Judicial Inquiry Board for an improper coment, but probably not grounds for an appeal.

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Answered on 5/21/10, 8:20 am

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