(c) The court may conduct the hearing under subsection (b) simultaneously with a preliminary hearing if the prosecution is commenced by information or complaint. The court may conduct the hearing under subsection (b) at any stage in the criminal proceedings upon the State's motion.
(d) The court may accept a finding of probable cause at a preliminary hearing following the filing of an information charging the offense or following the return of an indictment by a grand jury charging the offense as sufficient evidence of probable cause as required under paragraph (1) of subsection (b).
(e) Upon making a finding of probable cause as required under this Section, the circuit court shall enter a restraining order or injunction, or take other appropriate action, as necessary to ensure that the property is not removed from the court's jurisdiction and is not concealed, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of by the property owner or interest holder before a forfeiture hearing under this Article.
(f) The Attorney General or State's Attorney shall file a certified copy of the restraining order, injunction, or other prohibition with the recorder of deeds or registrar of titles of each county where any property of the defendant subject to forfeiture is located.
(Source: P.A. 96-712, eff. 1-1-10.)