§ 720 ILCS 5/2-0.5 Definitions
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-1 “Acquittal”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-2 “Act”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3 “Another”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3.5 “Community policing volunteer” means a person who is summoned or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3.6 “Armed with a firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-4 “Conduct”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5 “Conviction”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5.1 Day care center
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5.2 Day care home
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6 “Dwelling”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6.5 Emergency medical technician
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6.6 Emergency management worker
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7 “Felony”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7.1 “Firearm” and “firearm ammunition”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7.5 “Firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-8 “Forcible felony”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-8.1 Group day care home
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-9 “Included offense”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10 “Includes”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.1 “Person with a severe or profound intellectual disability” means a …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.2 Laser or laser device
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.3 Laser gunsight
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-11 “Misdemeanor”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-11.1 “Motor vehicle”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-12 “Offense”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-12.1 Part day child care facility
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-13 “Peace officer”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-14 “Penal institution”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15 “Person”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15.5 “Personally discharged a firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15a “Person with a physical disability”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15b “Place of worship” means a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-16 “Prosecution”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-17 “Public employee”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-18 “Public officer”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-19 “Reasonable belief”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-19.5 “School” means a public, private, or parochial elementary or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-20 “Solicit”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-21 “State”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-22 “Statute”

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 720 ILCS 5 > Title I > Article 2 - General Definitions

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • United States: may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.