Docket No. 107536.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellee, v.
THOMAS TAYLOR, Appellant.
Opinion filed April 15, 2010.
JUSTICE FREEMAN delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Thomas, Kilbride, Garman,
and Karmeier concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Justice Burke specially concurred, with opinion.
Following a bench trial in the circuit court of Cook County,
defendant Thomas Taylor was convicted of possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver, a Class 2 felony. Because of two prior
convictions for Class 2 or greater offenses, he was sentenced as a
Class X offender and was given a sentence of seven years’
imprisonment. The appellate court affirmed the conviction and
sentence. No. 1–06–3061 (unpublished order under Supreme Court
Rule 23). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the judgment of
the appellate court.