NO. 4-06-0228 Filed 10/11/07
IN THE APPELLATE COURT
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Circuit Court of
v. ) Livingston County
FORREST D. CHAPMAN III ) No. 05CF104
) Jennifer H. Bauknecht,
) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE STEIGMANN delivered the opinion of
Following a January 2006 bench trial, the trial court
convicted defendant, Forrest D. Chapman III, of possession of a
controlled substance (less than 15 grams of a substance contain-ing
cocaine) and possession of cannabis (more than 30 but less
than 500 grams) (720 ILCS 570/402(c) (West 2004); 720 ILCS
550/4(d) (West 2004)). The court sentenced him to two years'
probation and six weekends in jail.
Defendant appeals, arguing that (1) the trial court
erred by denying his motion to suppress the evidence against him
because police violated the "knock and announce" rule when they
executed a search warrant at his residence and (2) his stipulated
bench trial was tantamount to a guilty-plea proceeding, thus
requiring that he be given the admonishments set forth in Supreme
Court Rule 402 (177 Ill. 2d R. 402). We affirm.