No. 2--05--0442 Filed: 4-17-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
OF ILLINOIS, ) of Lake County.
v. ) No. 04--CM--4226
LEWIS E. KUHNS, ) Honorable
) Donald H. Geiger,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE HUTCHINSON delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant, Lewis E. Kuhns, was convicted of criminal damage to
property under $300 in value (720 ILCS 5/21--1(a) (West 2004)), and sentenced to 12 months of
conditional discharge, 150 hours of community service, and a $100 fine. On appeal, defendant
contends that (1) he was denied the effective assistance of trial counsel, and (2) he is entitled to a $10
credit toward his fine for the time he spent in custody prior to being released on bond (see 725 ILCS
5/110--14 (West 2004)). For the following reasons, we affirm defendant's conviction and modify
the trial court's sentencing order to reflect the appropriate credit.
On July 23, 2004, defendant was charged by information with the offense of criminal damage
to property under $300 in value. The information alleged that, on July 10, 2004, defendant damaged
a mailbox belonging to the victim, James Song.