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(730 ILCS 167/20)
Veterans and Servicemembers are eligible for Veterans and
Servicemembers Courts, provided the following:
(a) A defendant, who is eligible for probation based on the nature of the crime convicted of and in consideration of his or her criminal background, if any, may be admitted into a Veterans and Servicemembers Court program
before adjudication only upon the agreement of the defendant and with the approval of the Court.
A defendant may be admitted into a Veterans and Servicemembers Court program post-adjudication only with the approval of the court.
(b) A defendant shall be excluded from Veterans and Servicemembers Court program if
any of one of the following applies:
(1) The crime is a crime of violence as set forth in
clause (3) of this subsection (b).
(2) The defendant does not demonstrate a willingness
to participate in a treatment program.
(3) The defendant has been convicted of a crime of
violence within the past 10 years excluding incarceration time, including first degree murder, second degree murder, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, armed robbery, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping, aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability, stalking, aggravated stalking, or any offense involving the discharge of a firearm.
(5) The crime for which the defendant has been
convicted is non-probationable.
(6) The sentence imposed on the defendant, whether
the result of a plea or a finding of guilt, renders the defendant ineligible for probation.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-426, eff. 1-1-18