Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2-12

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
     Any person incarcerated on a charge of violating a bailable municipal ordinance who does not supply bail and against whom a fine is levied upon conviction of such offense, shall be allowed a credit of $2.00 for each day so incarcerated prior to conviction, but such credit shall not exceed the amount of the fine levied.