Gen. No. 67-89.

96 Ill. App.2d 364 (1968)

239 N.E.2d 296

People of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Gary E. Shipp, Defendant-Appellee.

Appellate Court of Illinois — Third Judicial District.

June 28, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George E. Sangmeister, State's Attorney, of Joliet, for appellant.

Francis J. Loughran, of Joliet, for appellee.


This is an appeal by the People from a court order which had the effect of suppressing evidence offered by the prosecution during a bench trial of a misdemeanor charge. The appellee questions the right of the State to take this appeal, a point which deserves to be considered. It was the law in this state for many years that the state had no right of appeal in a criminal case. The history of this law is reviewed in People v. Petropoulos,

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