Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 7/40

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
     Except as provided in Section 45, any photograph or other recorded image evidencing a violation of Section 11-605.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is admissible in any proceeding resulting from the issuance of the Uniform Traffic Citation. Photographs or recorded images made by an automatic traffic control system are confidential and shall be made available only to the defendant and to governmental or law enforcement agencies within the jurisdiction for the purposes of adjudicating a driving violation.