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730 ILCS 167/20

    (730 ILCS 167/20)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-426)
    Sec. 20. Eligibility. 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 only upon the agreement of the prosecutor and the defendant and 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. As used in this Section, "crime of violence" means: 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 or where occurred serious bodily injury or death to any person.
        (4) (Blank).
        (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. 98-152, eff. 1-1-14; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-426)
    Sec. 20. Eligibility. 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.
        (4) (Blank).
        (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.)