Trial Court's Alleged Failure to Admonish of the Need to File a Motion to Reconsider the Sentence
In People v. Mazar, 333 Ill. App. 3d 244, 775 N.E.2d 135, 266 Ill. Dec. 573 (2002), the defendant acknowledged that he did not raise any sentencing errors in his appeal, but argued, nevertheless, that he was denied due process because the trial court failed to admonish him of the need to file a motion to reconsider his sentence.
Although the appellate court disagreed with Mazar's argument, it relied on the holdings of guilty plea cases and remanded his case for admonishment under the amended Rule 605(a) on the basis of fundamental fairness. Mazar, 333 Ill. App. 3d at 257-59.