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Last update: 2011-11-09

  • Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    • Title I. General Provisions
      • Article 100. Title and Scope
      • Article 101. General Purposes
      • Article 102. General Definitions
      • Article 103. Rights of Accused
      • Article 104. Fitness for Trial, to Plead or to Be Sentenced
      • Article 106. Witness
      • Article 106B. Child and Developmentally Disabled Victims of Sexual Abuse
      • Article 106C. (repealed)
      • Article 106D. Closed Circuit Television Testimony
      • Article 106E. Task Force on Professional Practice in the Illinois Justice Systems (repealed Internally, Eff. 12-31-00.)
    • Title II. Apprehension and Investigation
      • Article 107. Arrest
      • Article 107A. Lineup and Photo Spread Procedure
      • Article 108. Search and Seizure
      • Article 108A. Judicial Supervision of the Use of Eavesdropping Devices
      • Article 108B. Electronic Criminal Surveillance
    • Title III. Proceedings after Arrest
      • Article 109. Preliminary Examination
      • Article 110. Bail
      • Article 110A. Peace Bonds
    • Title IV. Proceedings to Commence Prosecution
      • Article 111. Charging an Offense
      • Article 112. Grand Jury
      • Article 112A. Domestic Violence: Order of Protection
    • Title V. Proceedings Prior to Trial
      • Article 113. Arraignment
      • Article 114. Pre-trial Motions
    • Title VI. Proceedings at Trial
      • Article 115. Trial
      • Article 116. Post-trial Motions
      • Article 119. Execution of Sentence
      • Article 121. Appeal by Defendant
      • Article 122. Post-conviction Hearing
    • Title VIII. Miscellaneous
      • Article 124A. Liens and Costs
      • Article 124B. Forfeiture
        • Part 5. General Provisions
        • Part 100. Standard Forfeiture Provisions
        • Part 300. Forfeiture; Involuntary Servitude and Trafficking of Persons
        • Part 400. Obscenity
        • Part 500. Other Sex Offenses
        • Part 600. Computer Crime
        • Part 700. Wic Fraud
        • Part 800. Terrorism
        • Part 900. Animals
      • Article 125. Construction and Effective Date
      • Article 126. Repeal
  • State Appellate Defender Act.
  • Arrest and Conviction of Out of State Murderers Act.
  • Bill of Rights for Children.
  • Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
  • Capital Crimes Litigation Act.
  • Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act.
  • Criminal Victims' Asset Discovery Act.
  • Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act.
  • Federal Prisoner Production Expense Act.
  • Fines Paid to Societies Act.
  • Firearm Seizure Act.
  • Fugitive Apprehension Reward Act.
  • Gang Crime Witness Protection Act.
    • Article 5.
    • Article 99.
  • Narcotics Profit Forfeiture Act.
  • Park Ordinance Violation Procedure Act.
  • Pretrial Services Act.
  • Privacy of Child Victims of Criminal Sexual Offenses Act.
  • Quasi-criminal and Misdemeanor Bail Act.
  • Sex Offense Victim Polygraph Act.
  • Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.
  • Sexually Dangerous Persons Act.
    • Article 105. Sexually Dangerous Persons
  • Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
  • State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act.
  • Statewide Grand Jury Act.
  • Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings.
  • Uniform Criminal Extradition Act.
  • Uniform Rendition of Accused Persons Act.
  • Uniform Rendition of Prisoners as Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings Act.
  • Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act.
  • Witness Protection Act.


Title I
General Provisions

Article 100
Title and Scope

Section 100-1. Short Title.

(725 ILCS 5/100-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 100-1)

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963".

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 100-2. Scope.

(725 ILCS 5/100-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 100-2)

These provisions shall govern the procedure in the courts of Illinois in all criminal proceedings except where provision for a different procedure is specifically provided by law.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Article 101
General Purposes

Section 101-1. General Purposes.

(725 ILCS 5/101-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 101-1)

The provisions of this Code shall be construed in accordance with the general purposes hereof, to:

(a) Secure simplicity in procedure;

(b) Ensure fairness of administration including the elimination of unjustifiable delay;

(c) Ensure the effective apprehension and trial of persons accused of crime;

(d) Provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding by a fair and impartial trial and an adequate review; and

(e) Preserve the public welfare and secure the fundamental human rights of individuals.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Article 102
General Definitions

Section 102-1. Meanings of Words and Phrases.

(725 ILCS 5/102-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-1)

For the purposes of this Code, the words and phrases described in this Article have the meanings designated in this Article, except when a particular context clearly requires a different meaning.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-2. Reference to Criminal Code for Words and Phrases Not Described.

(725 ILCS 5/102-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-2)

A word or phrase not described in this Code but which is described in Article 2 of the "Criminal Code of 1961", approved July 28, 1961, as heretofore and hereafter amended, shall have the meaning therein described, except when a particular context in this Code clearly requires a different meaning.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-3. Singular Term Includes Plural-gender.

(725 ILCS 5/102-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-3)

A singular term shall include the plural and the masculine gender shall include the feminine except when a particular context clearly requires a different meaning.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-4. "arraignment".

(725 ILCS 5/102-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-4)

"Arraignment" means the formal act of calling the defendant into open court, informing him of the offense with which he is charged, and asking him whether he is guilty or not guilty.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-5. "arrest".

(725 ILCS 5/102-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-5)

"Arrest" means the taking of a person into custody.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-6. "bail".

(725 ILCS 5/102-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-6)

"Bail" means the amount of money set by the court which is required to be obligated and secured as provided by law for the release of a person in custody in order that he will appear before the court in which his appearance may be required and that he will comply with such conditions as set forth in the bail bond.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

Section 102-7. "bail Bond".

(725 ILCS 5/102-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 102-7)

"Bail bond" means an undertaking secured by bail entered into by a person in custody by which he binds himself to comply with such conditions as are set forth therein.

(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)