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People v Taylor, Staten 4-14-0060
People v. Staten Taylor, 2017 IL App (4th) 140060 (December 1, 2017)
INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE The Fourth District found that defendant’s claims of ineffective assistance were better suited for a collateral proceeding because they depended on proof of matters outside of the record.
PLAIN ERROR The Fourth District declined to analyze defendant’s claims under the first prong of plain error out of concern that a resolution on the question of prejudice would foreclose claims of ineffective assistance that defendant could bring in a collateral proceeding.