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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(725 ILCS 5/) Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.

725 ILCS 5/111-6

    (725 ILCS 5/111-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 111-6)
    Sec. 111-6. Bill of particulars.
    When an indictment, information or complaint charges an offense in accordance with the provisions of Section 111-3 of this Code but fails to specify the particulars of the offense sufficiently to enable the defendant to prepare his defense the court may, on written motion of the defendant, require the State's Attorney to furnish the defendant with a Bill of Particulars containing such particulars as may be necessary for the preparation of the defense. At the trial of the cause the State's evidence shall be confined to the particulars of the bill.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

725 ILCS 5/111-7

    (725 ILCS 5/111-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 111-7)
    Sec. 111-7. Loss of charge.
    When an indictment, information or complaint which has been returned or presented to a court as authorized by law has become illegible or cannot be produced at the arraignment or trial the defendant may be arraigned and tried on a copy thereof certified by the clerk of the court.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

725 ILCS 5/111-8

    (725 ILCS 5/111-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 111-8)
    Sec. 111-8. Orders of protection to prohibit domestic violence.
    (a) Whenever a violation of Section 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 10-3, 10-3.1, 10-4, 10-5, 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 11-14.3 that involves soliciting for a prostitute, 11-14.4 that involves soliciting for a juvenile prostitute, 11-15, 11-15.1, 11-20.1, 11-20.1B, 11-20.3, 11-20a, 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-3.05, 12-3.2, 12-3.3, 12-3.5, 12-4, 12-4.1, 12-4.3, 12-4.6, 12-5, 12-6, 12-6.3, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-11, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, 12-16, 19-4, 19-6, 21-1, 21-2, 21-3, or 26.5-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 or Section 1-1 of the Harassing and Obscene Communications Act is alleged in an information, complaint or indictment on file, and the alleged offender and victim are family or household members, as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, the People through the respective State's Attorneys may by separate petition and upon notice to the defendant, except as provided in subsection (c) herein, request the court to issue an order of protection.
    (b) In addition to any other remedies specified in Section 208 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, the order may direct the defendant to initiate no contact with the alleged victim or victims who are family or household members and to refrain from entering the residence, school or place of business of the alleged victim or victims.
    (c) The court may grant emergency relief without notice upon a showing of immediate and present danger of abuse to the victim or minor children of the victim and may enter a temporary order pending notice and full hearing on the matter.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

725 ILCS 5/Art. 112

 
    (725 ILCS 5/Art. 112 heading)
ARTICLE 112. GRAND JURY

725 ILCS 5/112-1

    (725 ILCS 5/112-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-1)
    Sec. 112-1. Selection and qualification. The grand jurors shall be summoned, drawn, qualified and certified according to law.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

725 ILCS 5/112-2

    (725 ILCS 5/112-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-2)
    Sec. 112-2. Impaneling the Grand Jury. (a) The Grand Jury shall consist of 16 persons, 12 of whom shall be necessary to constitute a quorum.
    (b) The Grand Jury shall be impaneled, sworn and instructed as to its duties by the court. The court shall select and swear one of the grand jurors to serve as foreman.
    (c) Before the Grand Jury shall enter upon the discharge of their duties the following oath shall be administered to the jurors:
    "You and each of you do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that you will diligently inquire into and true presentment make of all such matters and things as shall be given you in charge, or shall otherwise come to your knowledge, touching the present service; you shall present no person through malice, hatred or ill-will; nor shall you leave any unpresented through fear, favor, affection, or for any fee or reward, or for any hope or promise thereof; but in all of your presentments, you shall present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, according to the best of your skill and understanding; so help you God."
(Source: P.A. 85-690.)

725 ILCS 5/112-3

    (725 ILCS 5/112-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-3)
    Sec. 112-3. Duration of Grand Jury.
    (a) In counties with a population in excess of 1,000,000 a Grand Jury shall be convened, impaneled and sworn, and shall commence the performance of its duties for an indeterminate period, on the first Monday of each month. In such counties a Grand Jury shall serve until discharged by the court, except that no Grand Jury shall serve in excess of 18 months and not more than 6 Grand Juries shall sit at the same time.
    In counties with a population in excess of 225,000 but less than 1,000,000 a Grand Jury may be convened, empaneled, and sworn and may sit at such times and for such periods as the circuit court may order on its own motion or that of the State's Attorney. No Grand Jury shall serve in excess of 18 months and not more than 2 Grand Juries shall sit at the same time.
    (b) In all other counties the Grand Jury shall be called and sit at such times and for such periods as the circuit court may order on its own motion or that of the State's Attorney; provided, that no Grand Jury shall sit for a period in excess of 18 months and, provided further, that no more than one Grand Jury shall sit at the same time.
    (c) At any time for cause shown the court may excuse a grand juror either temporarily or permanently and, if permanently, may impanel another person in place of the grand juror excused.
(Source: P.A. 88-31.)

725 ILCS 5/112-4

    (725 ILCS 5/112-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-4)
    Sec. 112-4. Duties of Grand Jury and State's Attorney.) (a) The Grand Jury shall hear all evidence presented by the State's Attorney.
    (b) The Grand Jury has the right to subpoena and question any person against whom the State's Attorney is seeking a Bill of Indictment, or any other person, and to obtain and examine any documents or transcripts relevant to the matter being prosecuted by the State's Attorney. Prior to the commencement of its duties and, again, before the consideration of each matter or charge before the Grand Jury, the State's Attorney shall inform the Grand Jury of these rights. In cases where the initial charge has been commenced by information or complaint and a finding of no probable cause has resulted as to any offense charged therein, the Grand Jury shall be informed of the finding entered at the preliminary hearing and further advised that such finding shall not bar the State from initiating new charges by indictment, information or complaint if the State's Attorney has reasonable grounds to believe that the evidence available at that time is sufficient to establish probable cause. In such cases, the Grand Jury shall be further advised that it has the right to subpoena and question any witness who testified at the preliminary hearing, or who is believed to have knowledge of such offense, and of its right to obtain and examine the testimony heard at the preliminary hearing, either through the production of a transcript of the proceedings, or through the verbatim testimony of the court reporter who attended the preliminary hearing. The State's Attorney shall file an affidavit as part of the Grand Jury record indicating whether the jurors were advised of such previous findings of no probable cause and of their rights based upon such previous finding.
    Any person subpoenaed who is already charged with an offense or against whom the State's Attorney is seeking a Bill of Indictment shall have the right to be accompanied by counsel who shall advise him of his rights during the proceedings but may not participate in any other way. Before any testimony is given by such a person, he shall be informed that he has the right to refuse to answer any question that will tend to incriminate him, that anything he says may be used against him in a court of law, that he has the right to be accompanied and advised of his rights by counsel, and that he will have counsel appointed for him if he cannot afford one.
    (c) The foreman shall preside over all hearings and swear all witnesses. Except where otherwise provided by this Article, the foreman may delegate duties to other grand jurors and determine rules of procedure.
    (d) If 9 grand jurors concur that the evidence before them constitutes probable cause that a person has committed an offense the State's Attorney shall prepare a Bill of Indictment charging that person with such offense. The foreman shall sign each Bill of Indictment which shall be returned in open court.
    (e) When the evidence presented to the Grand Jury does not warrant the return of a Bill of Indictment, the State's Attorney may prepare a written memorandum to such effect, entitled, "No Bill".
(Source: P.A. 85-690.)

725 ILCS 5/112-4.1

    (725 ILCS 5/112-4.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-4.1)
    Sec. 112-4.1. Any person appearing before the grand jury shall have the right to be accompanied by counsel who shall advise him of his rights but shall not participate in any other way.
(Source: P.A. 81-1112.)

725 ILCS 5/112-5

    (725 ILCS 5/112-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-5)
    Sec. 112-5. Duties of others. (a) The clerk of the court shall keep such records of Bills of Indictments and No Bills as may be prescribed by Rule of the Supreme Court.
    (b) The court may appoint an investigator or investigators on petition showing good cause for same and signed by the foreman and 8 other grand jurors. The duties and tenure of appointment of such investigator or investigators shall be determined by the court.
(Source: P.A. 85-690.)

725 ILCS 5/112-6

    (725 ILCS 5/112-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-6)
    Sec. 112-6. Secrecy of proceedings.) (a) Only the State's Attorney, his reporter and any other person authorized by the court or by law may attend the sessions of the Grand Jury. Only the grand jurors shall be present during the deliberations and vote of the Grand Jury. If no reporter is assigned by the State's Attorney to attend the sessions of the Grand Jury, the court shall appoint such reporter.
    (b) Matters other than the deliberations and vote of any grand juror shall not be disclosed by the State's Attorney, except as otherwise provided for in subsection (c). The court may direct that a Bill of Indictment be kept secret until the defendant is in custody or has given bail and in either event the clerk shall seal the Bill of Indictment and no person shall disclose the finding of the Bill of Indictment except when necessary for the issuance and execution of a warrant.
    (c) (1) Disclosure otherwise prohibited by this Section of matters occurring before the Grand Jury, other than its deliberations and the vote of any grand juror, may be made to:
    a. a State's Attorney for use in the performance of such State's Attorney's duty; and
    b. such government personnel as are deemed necessary by the State's Attorney in the performance of such State's Attorney's duty to enforce State criminal law.
    (2) Any person to whom matters are disclosed under paragraph (1) of this subsection (c) shall not use the Grand Jury material for any purpose other than assisting the State's Attorney in the performance of such State's Attorney's duty to enforce State criminal law. The State's Attorney shall promptly provide the court, before which was impaneled the Grand Jury whose material has been disclosed, with the names of the persons to whom such disclosure has been made.
    (3) Disclosure otherwise prohibited by this Section of matters occurring before the Grand Jury may also be made when the court, preliminary to or in connection with a judicial proceeding, directs such in the interests of justice or when a law so directs.
    (d) Any grand juror or officer of the court who discloses, other than to his attorney, matters occurring before the Grand Jury other than in accordance with the provisions of this subsection or Section 112-7 shall be punished as a contempt of court, subject to proceedings in accordance to law.
(Source: P.A. 85-690.)

725 ILCS 5/112-7

    (725 ILCS 5/112-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 112-7)
    Sec. 112-7. A transcript shall be made of all questions asked of and answers given by witnesses before the grand jury.
(Source: P.A. 79-669.)

725 ILCS 5/112-8

    (725 ILCS 5/112-8)
    Sec. 112-8. Destroyed instrument. When an instrument that is the subject of an indictment has been destroyed or withheld by the act or procurement of the defendant, and the fact of the destruction or withholding is alleged in the indictment and established on trial, the accused shall not be acquitted on account of any misdescription of the instrument so withheld or destroyed.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

725 ILCS 5/Art. 112A

 
    (725 ILCS 5/Art. 112A heading)
ARTICLE 112A. PROTECTIVE ORDERS
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-1

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-1)
    Sec. 112A-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-1305. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-1.5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-1.5)
    Sec. 112A-1.5. Purpose and construction. The purpose of this Article is to protect the safety of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and stalking and the safety of their family and household members; and to minimize the trauma and inconvenience associated with attending separate and multiple civil court proceedings to obtain protective orders. This Article shall be interpreted in accordance with the constitutional rights of crime victims set forth in Article I, Section 8.1 of the Illinois Constitution, the purposes set forth in Section 2 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, and the use of protective orders to implement the victim's right to be reasonably protected from the defendant as provided in Section 4.5 of the Rights of Victims and Witnesses Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-2

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-2)
    Sec. 112A-2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-2.5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-2.5)
    Sec. 112A-2.5. Types of protective orders. The following protective orders may be entered in conjunction with a delinquency petition or a criminal prosecution:
        (1) a domestic violence order of protection in cases
    
involving domestic violence;
        (2) a civil no contact order in cases involving
    
sexual offenses; or
        (3) a stalking no contact order in cases involving
    
stalking offenses.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-3

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-3)
    Sec. 112A-3. Definitions.
    (a) In this Article:
    "Advocate" means a person whose communications with the victim are privileged under Section 8-802.1 or 8-802.2 of the Code of Civil Procedure or Section 227 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
    "Named victim" means the person named as the victim in the delinquency petition or criminal prosecution.
    "Protective order" means a domestic violence order of protection, a civil no contact order, or a stalking no contact order.
    (b) For the purposes of domestic violence cases, the following terms shall have the following meanings in this Article:
        (1) "Abuse" means physical abuse, harassment,
    
intimidation of a dependent, interference with personal liberty or willful deprivation but does not include reasonable direction of a minor child by a parent or person in loco parentis.
        (2) "Domestic violence" means abuse as described in
    
paragraph (1) of this subsection (b).
        (3) "Family or household members" include spouses,
    
former spouses, parents, children, stepchildren, and other persons related by blood or by present or prior marriage, persons who share or formerly shared a common dwelling, persons who have or allegedly have a child in common, persons who share or allegedly share a blood relationship through a child, persons who have or have had a dating or engagement relationship, persons with disabilities and their personal assistants, and caregivers as defined in subsection (e) of Section 12-4.4a of the Criminal Code of 2012. For purposes of this paragraph (3), neither a casual acquaintanceship nor ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in business or social contexts shall be deemed to constitute a dating relationship.
        (4) "Harassment" means knowing conduct which is not
    
necessary to accomplish a purpose which is reasonable under the circumstances; would cause a reasonable person emotional distress; and does cause emotional distress to the petitioner. Unless the presumption is rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence, the following types of conduct shall be presumed to cause emotional distress:
            (i) creating a disturbance at petitioner's place
        
of employment or school;
            (ii) repeatedly telephoning petitioner's place of
        
employment, home or residence;
            (iii) repeatedly following petitioner about in a
        
public place or places;
            (iv) repeatedly keeping petitioner under
        
surveillance by remaining present outside his or her home, school, place of employment, vehicle or other place occupied by petitioner or by peering in petitioner's windows;
            (v) improperly concealing a minor child from
        
petitioner, repeatedly threatening to improperly remove a minor child of petitioner's from the jurisdiction or from the physical care of petitioner, repeatedly threatening to conceal a minor child from petitioner, or making a single such threat following an actual or attempted improper removal or concealment, unless respondent was fleeing from an incident or pattern of domestic violence; or
            (vi) threatening physical force, confinement or
        
restraint on one or more occasions.
        (5) "Interference with personal liberty" means
    
committing or threatening physical abuse, harassment, intimidation or willful deprivation so as to compel another to engage in conduct from which she or he has a right to abstain or to refrain from conduct in which she or he has a right to engage.
        (6) "Intimidation of a dependent" means subjecting a
    
person who is dependent because of age, health, or disability to participation in or the witnessing of: physical force against another or physical confinement or restraint of another which constitutes physical abuse as defined in this Article, regardless of whether the abused person is a family or household member.
        (7) "Order of protection" or "domestic violence order
    
of protection" means an ex parte or final order, granted pursuant to this Article, which includes any or all of the remedies authorized by Section 112A-14 of this Code.
        (8) "Petitioner" may mean not only any named
    
petitioner for the domestic violence order of protection and any named victim of abuse on whose behalf the petition is brought, but also any other person protected by this Article.
        (9) "Physical abuse" includes sexual abuse and means
    
any of the following:
            (i) knowing or reckless use of physical force,
        
confinement or restraint;
            (ii) knowing, repeated and unnecessary sleep
        
deprivation; or
            (iii) knowing or reckless conduct which creates
        
an immediate risk of physical harm.
        (9.3) "Respondent" in a petition for a domestic
    
violence order of protection means the defendant.
        (9.5) "Stay away" means for the respondent to refrain
    
from both physical presence and nonphysical contact with the petitioner whether direct, indirect (including, but not limited to, telephone calls, mail, email, faxes, and written notes), or through third parties who may or may not know about the domestic violence order of protection.
        (10) "Willful deprivation" means wilfully denying a
    
person who because of age, health or disability requires medication, medical care, shelter, accessible shelter or services, food, therapeutic device, or other physical assistance, and thereby exposing that person to the risk of physical, mental or emotional harm, except with regard to medical care and treatment when such dependent person has expressed the intent to forgo such medical care or treatment. This paragraph (10) does not create any new affirmative duty to provide support to dependent persons.
    (c) For the purposes of cases involving sexual offenses, the following terms shall have the following meanings in this Article:
        (1) "Civil no contact order" means an ex parte or
    
final order granted under this Article, which includes a remedy authorized by Section 112A-14.5 of this Code.
        (2) "Family or household members" include spouses,
    
parents, children, stepchildren, and persons who share a common dwelling.
        (3) "Non-consensual" means a lack of freely given
    
agreement.
        (4) "Petitioner" means not only any named petitioner
    
for the civil no contact order and any named victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration on whose behalf the petition is brought, but includes any other person sought to be protected under this Article.
        (5) "Respondent" in a petition for a civil no
    
contact order means the defendant.
        (6) "Sexual conduct" means any intentional or
    
knowing touching or fondling by the petitioner or the respondent, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs, anus, or breast of the petitioner or the respondent, or any part of the body of a child under 13 years of age, or any transfer or transmission of semen by the respondent upon any part of the clothed or unclothed body of the petitioner, for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the petitioner or the respondent.
        (7) "Sexual penetration" means any contact, however
    
slight, between the sex organ or anus of one person by an object, the sex organ, mouth or anus of another person, or any intrusion, however slight, of any part of the body of one person or of any animal or object into the sex organ or anus of another person, including, but not limited to, cunnilingus, fellatio, or anal penetration. Evidence of emission of semen is not required to prove sexual penetration.
        (8) "Stay away" means to refrain from both physical
    
presence and nonphysical contact with the petitioner directly, indirectly, or through third parties who may or may not know of the order. "Nonphysical contact" includes, but is not limited to, telephone calls, mail, e-mail, fax, and written notes.
    (d) For the purposes of cases involving stalking offenses, the following terms shall have the following meanings in this Article:
        (1) "Course of conduct" means 2 or more acts,
    
including, but not limited to, acts in which a respondent directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, engages in other contact, or interferes with or damages a person's property or pet. A course of conduct may include contact via electronic communications. The incarceration of a person in a penal institution who commits the course of conduct is not a bar to prosecution.
        (2) "Emotional distress" means significant mental
    
suffering, anxiety, or alarm.
        (3) "Contact" includes any contact with the victim,
    
that is initiated or continued without the victim's consent, or that is in disregard of the victim's expressed desire that the contact be avoided or discontinued, including, but not limited to, being in the physical presence of the victim; appearing within the sight of the victim; approaching or confronting the victim in a public place or on private property; appearing at the workplace or residence of the victim; entering onto or remaining on property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim; or placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim.
        (4) "Petitioner" means any named petitioner for the
    
stalking no contact order or any named victim of stalking on whose behalf the petition is brought.
        (5) "Reasonable person" means a person in the
    
petitioner's circumstances with the petitioner's knowledge of the respondent and the respondent's prior acts.
        (6) "Respondent" in a petition for a civil no
    
contact order means the defendant.
        (7) "Stalking" means engaging in a course of conduct
    
directed at a specific person, and he or she knows or should know that this course of conduct would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of a third person or suffer emotional distress. "Stalking" does not include an exercise of the right to free speech or assembly that is otherwise lawful or picketing occurring at the workplace that is otherwise lawful and arises out of a bona fide labor dispute, including any controversy concerning wages, salaries, hours, working conditions or benefits, including health and welfare, sick leave, insurance, and pension or retirement provisions, the making or maintaining of collective bargaining agreements, and the terms to be included in those agreements.
        (8) "Stalking no contact order" means an ex parte or
    
final order granted under this Article, which includes a remedy authorized by Section 112A-14.7 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-4

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-4)
    Sec. 112A-4. Persons protected by this Article.
    (a) The following persons are protected by this Article in cases involving domestic violence:
        (1) any person abused by a family or household member;
        (2) any minor child or dependent adult in the care of
    
such person;
        (3) any person residing or employed at a private home
    
or public shelter which is housing an abused family or household member; and
        (4) any of the following persons if the person is
    
abused by a family or household member of a child:
            (i) a foster parent of that child if the child
        
has been placed in the foster parent's home by the Department of Children and Family Services or by another state's public child welfare agency;
            (ii) a legally appointed guardian or legally
        
appointed custodian of that child;
            (iii) an adoptive parent of that child; or
            (iv) a prospective adoptive parent of that child
        
if the child has been placed in the prospective adoptive parent's home pursuant to the Adoption Act or pursuant to another state's law.
        For purposes of this paragraph (a)(4), individuals
    
who would have been considered "family or household members" of the child under paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Section 112A-3 before a termination of the parental rights with respect to the child continue to meet the definition of "family or household members" of the child.
    (a-5) The following persons are protected by this Article in cases involving sexual offenses:
        (1) any victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or
    
non-consensual sexual penetration on whose behalf the petition is brought;
        (2) any family or household member of the named
    
victim; and
        (3) any employee of or volunteer at a rape crisis
    
center.
    (a-10) The following persons are protected by this Article in cases involving stalking offenses:
        (1) any victim of stalking; and
        (2) any family or household member of the named
    
victim.
    (b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-639, eff. 1-1-19.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-4.5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-4.5)
    Sec. 112A-4.5. Who may file petition.
    (a) A petition for a domestic violence order of protection may be filed:
        (1) by a named victim who has been abused by a family
    
or household member;
        (2) by any person or by the State's Attorney on
    
behalf of a named victim who is a minor child or an adult who has been abused by a family or household member and who, because of age, health, disability, or inaccessibility, cannot file the petition;
        (3) by a State's Attorney on behalf of any minor
    
child or dependent adult in the care of the named victim, if the named victim does not file a petition or request the State's Attorney file the petition; or
        (4) any of the following persons if the person is
    
abused by a family or household member of a child:
            (i) a foster parent of that child if the child
        
has been placed in the foster parent's home by the Department of Children and Family Services or by another state's public child welfare agency;
            (ii) a legally appointed guardian or legally
        
appointed custodian of that child;
            (iii) an adoptive parent of that child;
            (iv) a prospective adoptive parent of that child
        
if the child has been placed in the prospective adoptive parent's home pursuant to the Adoption Act or pursuant to another state's law.
    For purposes of this paragraph (a)(4), individuals who would have been considered "family or household members" of the child under paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Section 112A-3 before a termination of the parental rights with respect to the child continue to meet the definition of "family or household members" of the child.
    (b) A petition for a civil no contact order may be filed:
        (1) by any person who is a named victim of
    
non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration, including a single incident of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration;
        (2) by a person or by the State's Attorney on behalf
    
of a named victim who is a minor child or an adult who is a victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration but, because of age, disability, health, or inaccessibility, cannot file the petition; or
        (3) by a State's Attorney on behalf of any minor
    
child who is a family or household member of the named victim, if the named victim does not file a petition or request the State's Attorney file the petition.
    (c) A petition for a stalking no contact order may be filed:
        (1) by any person who is a named victim of stalking;
        (2) by a person or by the State's Attorney on behalf
    
of a named victim who is a minor child or an adult who is a victim of stalking but, because of age, disability, health, or inaccessibility, cannot file the petition; or
        (3) by a State's Attorney on behalf of any minor
    
child who is a family or household member of the named victim, if the named victim does not file a petition or request the State's Attorney file the petition.
    (d) The State's Attorney shall file a petition on behalf of any person who may file a petition under subsections (a), (b), or (c) of this Section if the person requests the State's Attorney to file a petition on the person's behalf, unless the State's Attorney has a good faith basis to delay filing the petition. The State's Attorney shall inform the person that the State's Attorney will not be filing the petition at that time and that the person may file a petition or may retain an attorney to file the petition. The State's Attorney may file the petition at a later date.
    (d-5) (1) A person eligible to file a petition under subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this Section may retain an attorney to represent the petitioner on the petitioner's request for a protective order. The attorney's representation is limited to matters related to the petition and relief authorized under this Article.
    (2) Advocates shall be allowed to accompany the petitioner and confer with the victim, unless otherwise directed by the court. Advocates are not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when providing assistance to the petitioner.
    (e) Any petition properly filed under this Article may seek protection for any additional persons protected by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18; 100-639, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-5)
    Sec. 112A-5. Pleading; non-disclosure of address.
    (a) A petition for a protective order shall be filed in conjunction with a delinquency petition or criminal prosecution, or in conjunction with imprisonment or a bond forfeiture warrant, provided the petition names a victim of the alleged crime. The petition may include a request for an ex parte protective order, a final protective order, or both. The petition shall be in writing and verified or accompanied by affidavit and shall allege that:
        (1) petitioner has been abused by respondent, who is
    
a family or household member;
        (2) respondent has engaged in non-consensual sexual
    
conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration, including a single incident of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration with petitioner; or
        (3) petitioner has been stalked by respondent.
    The petition shall further set forth whether there is any other action between the petitioner and respondent. During the pendency of this proceeding, the petitioner and respondent have a continuing duty to inform the court of any subsequent proceeding for a protective order in this State or any other state.
    (a-5) The petition shall indicate whether an ex parte protective order, a protective order, or both are requested. If the respondent receives notice of a petition for a final protective order and the respondent requests a continuance to respond to the petition, the petitioner may, either orally or in writing, request an ex parte order.
    (b) The petitioner shall not be required to disclose the petitioner's address. If the petition states that disclosure of petitioner's address would risk abuse to or endanger the safety of petitioner or any member of petitioner's family or household or reveal the confidential address of a shelter for domestic violence victims, that address may be omitted from all documents filed with the court.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-5.5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-5.5)
    Sec. 112A-5.5. Time for filing petition; service on respondent, hearing on petition, and default orders.
    (a) A petition for a protective order may be filed at any time after a criminal charge or delinquency petition is filed and before the charge or delinquency petition is dismissed, the defendant or juvenile is acquitted, or the defendant or juvenile completes service of his or her sentence.
    (b) The request for an ex parte protective order may be considered without notice to the respondent under Section 112A-17.5 of this Code.
    (c) A summons shall be issued and served for a protective order. The summons may be served by delivery to the respondent personally in open court in the criminal or juvenile delinquency proceeding, in the form prescribed by subsection (d) of Supreme Court Rule 101, except that it shall require respondent to answer or appear within 7 days. Attachments to the summons shall include the petition for protective order, supporting affidavits, if any, and any ex parte protective order that has been issued.
    (d) The summons shall be served by the sheriff or other law enforcement officer at the earliest time available and shall take precedence over any other summons, except those of a similar emergency nature. Attachments to the summons shall include the petition for protective order, supporting affidavits, if any, and any ex parte protective order that has been issued. Special process servers may be appointed at any time and their designation shall not affect the responsibilities and authority of the sheriff or other official process servers. In a county with a population over 3,000,000, a special process server may not be appointed if the protective order grants the surrender of a child, the surrender of a firearm or Firearm Owner's Identification Card, or the exclusive possession of a shared residence.
    (e) If the respondent is not served within 30 days of the filing of the petition, the court shall schedule a court proceeding on the issue of service. Either the petitioner, the petitioner's counsel, or the State's Attorney shall appear and the court shall either order continued attempts at personal service or shall order service by publication, in accordance with Sections 2-203, 2-206, and 2-207 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (f) The request for a final protective order can be considered at any court proceeding in the delinquency or criminal case after service of the petition. If the petitioner has not been provided notice of the court proceeding at least 10 days in advance of the proceeding, the court shall schedule a hearing on the petition and provide notice to the petitioner.
    (g) Default orders.
        (1) A final domestic violence order of protection may
    
be entered by default:
            (A) for any of the remedies sought in the
        
petition, if respondent has been served with documents under subsection (b) or (c) of this Section and if respondent fails to appear on the specified return date or any subsequent hearing date agreed to by the petitioner and respondent or set by the court; or
            (B) for any of the remedies provided under
        
paragraph (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (14), (15), (17), or (18) of subsection (b) of Section 112A-14 of this Code, or if the respondent fails to answer or appear in accordance with the date set in the publication notice or the return date indicated on the service of a household member.
        (2) A final civil no contact order may be entered by
    
default for any of the remedies provided in Section 112A-14.5 of this Code, if respondent has been served with documents under subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, and if the respondent fails to answer or appear in accordance with the date set in the publication notice or the return date indicated on the service of a household member.
        (3) A final stalking no contact order may be entered
    
by default for any of the remedies provided by Section 112A-14.7 of this Code, if respondent has been served with documents under subsection (b) or (c) of this Section and if the respondent fails to answer or appear in accordance with the date set in the publication notice or the return date indicated on the service of a household member.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-6

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-6)
    Sec. 112A-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-235, eff. 1-1-98. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-6.1

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-6.1)
    Sec. 112A-6.1. Application of rules of civil procedure; criminal law.
    (a) Any proceeding to obtain, modify, re-open, or appeal a protective order and service of pleadings and notices shall be governed by the rules of civil procedure of this State. The Code of Civil Procedure and Supreme Court and local court rules applicable to civil proceedings shall apply, except as otherwise provided by law. Civil law on venue, discovery, and penalties for untrue statements shall not apply to protective order proceedings heard under this Article.
    (b) Criminal law on discovery, venue, and penalties for untrue statements apply to protective order proceedings under this Article.
    (c) Court proceedings related to the entry of a protective order and the determination of remedies shall not be used to obtain discovery that would not otherwise be available in a criminal prosecution or juvenile delinquency case.
(Source: P.A. 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-7

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-7)
    Sec. 112A-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-45. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-8

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-8)
    Sec. 112A-8. Subject matter jurisdiction. Each of the circuit courts shall have the power to issue protective orders.
(Source: P.A. 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-9

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-9)
    Sec. 112A-9. Jurisdiction over persons. In child custody proceedings, the court's personal jurisdiction is determined by this State's Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Otherwise, the courts of this State have jurisdiction to bind (i) State residents, and (ii) non-residents having minimum contacts with this State, to the extent permitted by the long-arm statute, Section 2-209 of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 93-108, eff. 1-1-04.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-10

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-10)
    Sec. 112A-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-240, eff. 1-1-16. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-11

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-11)
    Sec. 112A-11. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-1305. Repealed by P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-11.1

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-11.1)
    Sec. 112A-11.1. Procedure for determining whether certain misdemeanor crimes are crimes of domestic violence for purposes of federal law.
    (a) When a defendant has been charged with a violation of Section 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-3.2, 12-3.4, or 12-3.5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, the State may, at arraignment or no later than 45 days after arraignment, for the purpose of notification to the Department of State Police Firearm Owner's Identification Card Office, serve on the defendant and file with the court a notice alleging that conviction of the offense would subject the defendant to the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) because of the relationship between the defendant and the alleged victim and the nature of the alleged offense.
    (b) The notice shall include the name of the person alleged to be the victim of the crime and shall specify the nature of the alleged relationship as set forth in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33)(A)(ii). It shall also specify the element of the charged offense which requires the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, as set forth 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33)(A)(ii). It shall also include notice that the defendant is entitled to a hearing on the allegation contained in the notice and that if the allegation is sustained, that determination and conviction shall be reported to the Department of State Police Firearm Owner's Identification Card Office.
    (c) After having been notified as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, the defendant may stipulate or admit, orally on the record or in writing, that conviction of the offense would subject the defendant to the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). In that case, the applicability of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) shall be deemed established for purposes of Section 112A-11.2. If the defendant denies the applicability of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) as alleged in the notice served by the State, or stands mute with respect to that allegation, then the State shall bear the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the offense is one to which the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) apply. The court may consider reliable hearsay evidence submitted by either party provided that it is relevant to the determination of the allegation. Facts previously proven at trial or elicited at the time of entry of a plea of guilty shall be deemed established beyond a reasonable doubt and shall not be relitigated. At the conclusion of the hearing, or upon a stipulation or admission, as applicable, the court shall make a specific written determination with respect to the allegation.
(Source: P.A. 97-1131, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-11.2

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-11.2)
    Sec. 112A-11.2. Notification to the Department of State Police Firearm Owner's Identification Card Office of determinations in certain misdemeanor cases. Upon judgment of conviction of a violation of Section 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-3.2, 12-3.4, or 12-3.5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 when the defendant has been determined, under Section 112A-11.1, to be subject to the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), the circuit court clerk shall include notification and a copy of the written determination in a report of the conviction to the Department of State Police Firearm Owner's Identification Card Office to enable the office to report that determination to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and assist the Bureau in identifying persons prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearm pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 922.
(Source: P.A. 97-1131, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-11.5

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-11.5)
    Sec. 112A-11.5. Issuance of protective order.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (a-5) of this Section, the court shall grant the petition and enter a protective order if the court finds prima facie evidence that a crime involving domestic violence, a sexual offense, or a crime involving stalking has been committed. The following shall be considered prima facie evidence of the crime:
        (1) an information, complaint, indictment, or
    
delinquency petition, charging a crime of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking or charging an attempt to commit a crime of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking;
        (2) an adjudication of delinquency, a finding of
    
guilt based upon a plea, or a finding of guilt after a trial for a crime of domestic battery, a sexual crime, or stalking or an attempt to commit a crime of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking;
        (3) any dispositional order issued under Section
    
5-710 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, the imposition of supervision, conditional discharge, probation, periodic imprisonment, parole, aftercare release, or mandatory supervised release for a crime of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking or an attempt to commit a crime of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking, or imprisonment in conjunction with a bond forfeiture warrant; or
        (4) the entry of a protective order in a separate
    
civil case brought by the petitioner against the respondent.
    (a-5) The respondent may rebut prima facie evidence of the crime under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section by presenting evidence of a meritorious defense. The respondent shall file a written notice alleging a meritorious defense which shall be verified and supported by affidavit. The verified notice and affidavit shall set forth the evidence that will be presented at a hearing. If the court finds that the evidence presented at the hearing establishes a meritorious defense by a preponderance of the evidence, the court may decide not to issue a protective order.
    (b) The petitioner shall not be denied a protective order because the petitioner or the respondent is a minor.
    (c) The court, when determining whether or not to issue a protective order, may not require physical injury on the person of the victim.
    (d) If the court issues a final protective order under this Section, the court shall afford the petitioner and respondent an opportunity to be heard on the remedies requested in the petition.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)

725 ILCS 5/112A-12

    (725 ILCS 5/112A-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 112A-12)
    Sec. 112A-12. Transfer of issues not decided in cases involving domestic violence.
    (a) (Blank).
    (a-5) A petition for a domestic violence order of protection shall be treated as an expedited proceeding, and no court shall transfer or otherwise decline to decide all or part of the petition, except as otherwise provided in this Section. Nothing in this Section shall prevent the court from reserving issues when jurisdiction or notice requirements are not met.
    (b) A criminal court may decline to decide contested issues of physical care and possession of a minor child, temporary allocation of parental responsibilities or significant decision-making responsibility, parenting time, or family support, unless a decision on one or more of those contested issues is necessary to avoid the risk of abuse, neglect, removal from the State, or concealment within the State of the child or of separation of the child from the primary caretaker.
    (c) The court shall transfer to the appropriate court or division any issue it has declined to decide. Any court may transfer any matter which must be tried by jury to a more appropriate calendar or division.
    (d) If the court transfers or otherwise declines to decide any issue, judgment on that issue shall be expressly reserved and ruling on other issues shall not be delayed or declined.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18; 100-597, eff. 6-29-18.)