§ 1 Short title
§ 5 Prosecutions by State’s Attorneys
§ 7 Prosecutions by Attorney General
§ 10 Proceedings
§ 15 Failure to support
§ 20 Entry of order for support; income withholding
§ 22 Withholding of income to secure payment of support
§ 23 Interest on support obligations
§ 25 Payment of support to State Disbursement Unit; clerk of the court
§ 30 Information to State Case Registry
§ 33 Information to locate putative fathers and noncustodial parents
§ 35 Fine; release of defendant on probation; violation of order for support; forfeiture of recognizance
§ 40 Evidence
§ 45 Husband or wife as competent witness
§ 50 Community service; work alternative program
§ 55 Offenses; how construed
§ 60 Unemployed persons owing duty of support
§ 65 Order of protection; status
§ 70 Severability
§ 992 Repealer
§ 995 Certain actions to be determined under prior law
§ 999 Effective date

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 750 ILCS 16 - Non-Support Punishment Act

  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone, is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.10
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.