§ 720 ILCS 5/1-1 Short title
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-2 General purposes
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-3 Applicability of common law
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-4 Civil remedies preserved
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-5 State criminal jurisdiction
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-6 Place of trial
§ 720 ILCS 5/1-8 Order of protection; status

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Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 720 ILCS 5 > Title I > Article 1 - Title And Construction Of Act; State Jurisdiction

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • 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.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.