§ 1 Short title
§ 5 Definitions
§ 10 Purpose of Act
§ 15 Commission established
§ 20 Membership; chair; meetings; quorum. (a) The …
§ 25 Terms of members; compensation; expenses. (a) …
§ 30 Director and other staff
§ 35 Duties
§ 40 Claims of torture; waiver of convicted person’s procedural safeguards …
§ 45 Commission proceedings
§ 50 Post-commission judicial review
§ 55 No right to further review of decision by Commission; convicted …
§ 60 Report
§ 65 Appointment period.The initial members of the Illinois Torture …
§ 70 Filing of claims.This Act applies to claims of torture filed not …
§ 99 Effective date

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 775 ILCS 40

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.