Criminal Procedure-Pavletic

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Jeff Pavletic, First Assistant State Attorney, Lake County (Illinois)

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $85
Non-Members' Fee: $85

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will inform and update Detectives/Patrol Officers in current criminal procedure laws in Illinois.  The course examines procedural law, substantive law, case law, and photographic crime scene studies. Actual documented case studies are used to illustrate the current state of our laws.  

Topics will include:


  • Potential Pitfalls in criminal procedure
  • The law of criminal procedure
  • Due Process of Law
  • Miranda v. Arizona and U.S. Supreme Court updates on Miranda
  • New Illinois laws regarding Juvenile Miranda laws/Right to Counsel/Recording of Statements
  • Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
  • Search and Seizure
  • Right to Privacy - The Katz Standard
  • The Law of Consent and Who Can Give It
  • Laws Governing Police Surveillance


  • Plain View/Use of Technology to View/Tracking Devices
  • Non-Inventory Searches/Canine Searches
  • Personal Electronic Device Searches
  • The New Illinois Law on Drones
  • The Scope of a Search
  • Franks Challenges
  • Knock and Announce
  • Fifth Amendment Issues
  • Terry Stops
  • Identification Procedures - Physical and Photo Lineups
  • Body Cameras
  • The Police Community Improvement Act
  • Trial Publicity



Jeff Pavletic is the First Assistant State” Attorney for the Lake County (Illinois) States Attorney’s Office. He is in charge of the Criminal Divisions of that Office and has prosecuted over 150 jury trials with a concentration in homicide and violent crime. He lectures nationwide to police officers and prosecutors on all topics of criminal law to capital punishment.

Additionally, Jeff served as Special Counsel to the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Jeff has been featured on Court TV, TruTV, The Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel.

He has received the Illinois State Crime Commission’s State’s Attorney of the Year Award, Felony Trial Attorney of the Year, and other civic awards.