A person knows, or acts knowingly or with knowledge of:
(a) The nature or attendant circumstances of his or
her conduct, described by the statute defining the offense, when he or she is consciously aware that his or her conduct is of that nature or that those circumstances exist. Knowledge of a material fact includes awareness of the substantial probability that the fact exists.
(b) The result of his or her conduct, described by
the statute defining the offense, when he or she is consciously aware that that result is practically certain to be caused by his conduct.
Conduct performed knowingly or with knowledge is performed wilfully, within the meaning of a statute using the term "willfully", unless the statute clearly requires another meaning.
Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/4-5
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
When the law provides that acting knowingly suffices to establish an element of an offense, that element also is established if a person acts intentionally.