§ 7-1 Use of force in defense of person
§ 7-2 Use of force in defense of dwelling
§ 7-3 Use of force in defense of other property
§ 7-4 Use of force by aggressor
§ 7-5 Peace officer’s use of force in making arrest
§ 7-5.5 Prohibited use of force by a peace officer
§ 7-6 Private person’s use of force in making arrest
§ 7-7 Private person’s use of force in resisting arrest
§ 7-8 Force likely to cause death or great bodily harm
§ 7-9 Use of force to prevent escape
§ 7-10 Execution of death sentence
§ 7-11 Compulsion
§ 7-12 Entrapment
§ 7-13 Necessity
§ 7-14 Affirmative defense

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 720 ILCS 5 > Title II > Article 7

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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
  • 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