MARCH 31, 2008
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 04 CR 29550
JOSE FLORES, ) The Honorable
) John Kirby,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GREIMAN delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant, Jose Flores, was convicted of possession with the intent
to deliver cocaine and possession with the intent to deliver cannabis and sentenced to concurrent
terms of 14 years’ and 3 years’ imprisonment, respectively. On appeal, defendant contends that
the trial court abused its discretion by failing to resolve jury confusion during deliberations.
Defendant further contends that the trial court improperly barred the jurors from discussing and
sharing their trial notes during deliberations. Defendant finally contends that his mittimus must be
corrected to accurately reflect the number of days credit he received for time spent in custody.
Defendant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction;
therefore, we briefly summarize only those facts necessary for the disposition of the instant
appeal. On November 17, 2004, the police executed a search warrant at 4636 South Paulina
Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, based upon information from an informant that he had purchased
cocaine at that location. While executing the warrant, the police discovered defendant in the