Docket No. 107140.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellee, v. JOEL
Opinion filed November 19, 2009.
JUSTICE THOMAS delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Freeman, Kilbride, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
At issue is whether a State’s Attorney may recover a statutory $50
appeal fee (55 ILCS 5/4–2002(a) (West 2008)) when the defendant
is partially successful on appeal.
Following a jury trial in the circuit court of McLean County,
defendant, Joel Williams, was convicted of aggravated battery (720
ILCS 5/12–4(b)(1) (West 2006)) and domestic battery (720 ILCS
5/12–3.2(a)(2) (West 2006)). The trial court sentenced defendant to
concurrent terms of five years’ imprisonment plus two years’
mandatory supervised release (MSR) for aggravated battery and three
years’ imprisonment plus one year of MSR for domestic battery.