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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/16-105

    (625 ILCS 5/16-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-105)
    Sec. 16-105. Disposition of fines and forfeitures.
    (a) Except as provided in Section 15-113 and Section 16-104a of this Act and except for those amounts required to be paid into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund in the State Treasury pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Illinois Police Training Act and Section 5-9-1 of the Unified Code of Corrections and except those amounts subject to disbursement by the circuit clerk under Section 27.5 of the Clerks of Courts Act, fines and penalties recovered under the provisions of Chapters 11 through 16 inclusive of this Code shall be paid and used as follows:
        1. For offenses committed upon a highway within the
    
limits of a city, village, or incorporated town or under the jurisdiction of any park district, to the treasurer of the particular city, village, incorporated town or park district, if the violator was arrested by the authorities of the city, village, incorporated town or park district, provided the police officers and officials of cities, villages, incorporated towns and park districts shall seasonably prosecute for all fines and penalties under this Code. If the violation is prosecuted by the authorities of the county, any fines or penalties recovered shall be paid to the county treasurer. Provided further that if the violator was arrested by the State Police, fines and penalties recovered under the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 15-113 of this Code or paragraph (e) of Section 15-316 of this Code shall be paid over to the Department of State Police which shall thereupon remit the amount of the fines and penalties so received to the State Treasurer who shall deposit the amount so remitted in the special fund in the State treasury known as the Road Fund except that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office and the balance shall be paid over to the Department of State Police for remittance to and deposit by the State Treasurer as hereinabove provided.
        2. Except as provided in paragraph 4, for offenses
    
committed upon any highway outside the limits of a city, village, incorporated town or park district, to the county treasurer of the county where the offense was committed except if such offense was committed on a highway maintained by or under the supervision of a township, township district, or a road district to the Treasurer thereof for deposit in the road and bridge fund of such township or other district; Provided, that fines and penalties recovered under the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 15-113, paragraph (d) of Section 3-401, or paragraph (e) of Section 15-316 of this Code shall be paid over to the Department of State Police which shall thereupon remit the amount of the fines and penalties so received to the State Treasurer who shall deposit the amount so remitted in the special fund in the State treasury known as the Road Fund except that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office and the balance shall be paid over to the Department of State Police for remittance to and deposit by the State Treasurer as hereinabove provided.
        3. Notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2 of this
    
paragraph, for violations of overweight and overload limits found in Sections 15-101 through 15-203 of this Code, which are committed upon the highways belonging to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, fines and penalties shall be paid over to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for deposit with the State Treasurer into that special fund known as the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Fund, except that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office and the balance shall be paid over to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for remittance to and deposit by the State Treasurer as hereinabove provided.
        4. With regard to violations of overweight and
    
overload limits found in Sections 15-101 through 15-203 of this Code committed by operators of vehicles registered as Special Hauling Vehicles, for offenses committed upon a highway within the limits of a city, village, or incorporated town or under the jurisdiction of any park district, all fines and penalties shall be paid over or retained as required in paragraph 1. However, with regard to the above offenses committed by operators of vehicles registered as Special Hauling Vehicles upon any highway outside the limits of a city, village, incorporated town or park district, fines and penalties shall be paid over or retained by the entity having jurisdiction over the road or highway upon which the offense occurred, except that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office.
    (b) Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of any judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having custody of any such fine or forfeiture either before or after a deposit with the proper official as defined in paragraph (a) of this Section, shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/16-105.5

    (625 ILCS 5/16-105.5)
    Sec. 16-105.5. Payment to municipality. All revenues derived from the issuance of citations for violations of subsection (f) of Section 3-413 of this Code or a similar local ordinance that are required to be paid to a municipality under this Code shall be deposited into the general fund of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 90-513, eff. 8-22-97.)

625 ILCS 5/16-106

    (625 ILCS 5/16-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-106)
    Sec. 16-106. For offenses committed under the provisions of this Act or the ordinances of any municipality, park district or county which involve the regulation of the ownership, use or operation of vehicles, the police officers and officials of such municipalities and park districts, and sheriffs shall, when issuing a traffic ticket, other citation, or Notice to Appear in lieu of either, in counties other than Cook, also issue written notice to the accused in substantially the following form:
AVOID MULTIPLE COURT APPEARANCES
    If you intend to plead "not guilty" to this charge, or if, in addition, you intend to demand a trial by jury, so notify the clerk of the court at least 5 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays or holidays) before the day set for your appearance. A new appearance date will be set, and arrangements will be made to have the arresting officer present on that new date. Failure to notify the clerk of either your intention to plead "not guilty" or your intention to demand a jury trial, may result in your having to return to court, if you plead "not guilty" on the date originally set for your court appearance. Upon timely receipt of notice that the accused intends to plead "not guilty", the clerk shall set a new appearance date not less than 7 days nor more than 49 days after the original appearance date set by the arresting officer, and notify all parties of the new date and the time for appearance. If the accused fails to notify the clerk as provided above, the arresting officer's failure to appear on the date originally set for appearance may, in counties other than Cook, be considered good cause for a continuance.
(Source: P.A. 81-781.)

625 ILCS 5/16-106.3

    (625 ILCS 5/16-106.3)
    Sec. 16-106.3. Erroneous appearance date. In any case alleging a violation of this Code or similar local ordinance which would be chargeable as a misdemeanor, a case shall not be dismissed due to an error by the arresting officer or the clerk of the court, or both, in setting a person's first appearance date, subject to the right of speedy trial provided under Section 103-5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 96-694, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/16-106.5

    (625 ILCS 5/16-106.5)
    Sec. 16-106.5. Pilot project; notice of violation to owner.
    (a) A pilot project is created that shall be in operation from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003 in the counties of DuPage, Kendall, and Sangamon. Under the pilot project, when a traffic citation is issued for a violation of this Code to a person who is under the age of 18 years, who is a resident of the county in which the traffic citation was issued, and who is not the registered owner of the vehicle named in the traffic citation, the circuit clerk of the county in which the traffic citation was issued shall, within 10 days after the traffic citation is filed with the circuit clerk, send notice of the issuance of the traffic citation to the registered owner of the vehicle. The notice must include:
        (1) the date and time the violation was alleged to
    
have been committed;
        (2) the location where the violation was alleged to
    
have been committed;
        (3) the name of the person cited for committing the
    
alleged violation;
        (4) the violation alleged to have been committed; and
        (5) the date and time of any required court
    
appearance by the person cited for committing the alleged violation.
    (b) On or before March 31, 2004, the Department of State Police shall report to the General Assembly on the effectiveness of the pilot project.
(Source: P.A. 92-344, eff. 8-10-01.)

625 ILCS 5/16-107

    (625 ILCS 5/16-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-107)
    Sec. 16-107. Appearance of parent or guardian of minor in certain court proceedings - Judicial discretion.
    (a) Whenever an unemancipated minor is required to appear in court pursuant to a citation for violation of any Section or any subsection of any Section of this Act specified in subsection (b) of this Section, the court may require that a parent or guardian of the minor accompany the minor and appear before the court with the minor, unless, in the discretion of the court, such appearance would be unreasonably burdensome under the circumstances.
    (b) This Section shall apply whenever an unemancipated minor is charged with violation of any of the following Sections and subsections of this Act:
        1) Sections 3-701, 3-702 and 3-703;
        2) Sections 4-102, 4-103, 4-104 and 4-105;
        3) Section 6-101, subsections (a), (b) and (c) of
    
Section 6-104, and Sections 6-113, 6-301, 6-302, 6-303 and 6-304;
        4) Sections 11-203 and 11-204, subsection (b) of
    
Section 11-305, Sections 11-311, 11-312, 11-401, 11-402, 11-403, 11-404, 11-407, 11-409, 11-501, 11-502, 11-503, 11-504, 11-506, subsection (b) of Section 11-601, Sections 11-704, 11-707, 11-1007, 11-1403, 11-1404 and subsection (a) of Section 11-1414.
(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/16-108

    (625 ILCS 5/16-108)
    Sec. 16-108. Claims of diplomatic immunity.
    (a) This Section applies only to an individual that displays to a police officer a driver's license issued by the U.S. Department of State or that otherwise claims immunities or privileges under Title 22, Chapter 6 of the United States Code with respect to the individual's violation of Section 9-3 or Section 9-3.2 of the Criminal Code of 2012 or his or her violation of a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles under this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
    (b) If a driver subject to this Section is stopped by a police officer that has probable cause to believe that the driver has committed a violation described in subsection (a) of this Section, the police officer shall:
        (1) as soon as practicable contact the U.S.
    
Department of State office in order to verify the driver's status and immunity, if any;
        (2) record all relevant information from any driver's
    
license or identification card, including a driver's license or identification card issued by the U.S. Department of State; and
        (3) within 5 workdays after the date of the stop,
    
forward the following to the Secretary of State of Illinois:
            (A) a vehicle accident report, if the driver was
        
involved in a vehicle accident;
            (B) if a citation or charge was issued to the
        
driver, a copy of the citation or charge; and
            (C) if a citation or charge was not issued to the
        
driver, a written report of the incident.
    (c) Upon receiving material submitted under paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of this Section, the Secretary of State shall:
        (1) file each vehicle accident report, citation or
    
charge, and incident report received;
        (2) keep convenient records or make suitable
    
notations showing each:
            (A) conviction;
            (B) disposition of court supervision for any
        
violation of Section 11-501 of this Code; and
            (C) vehicle accident; and
        (3) send a copy of each document and record described
    
in paragraph (2) of this subsection (c) to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, of the U.S. Department of State.
    (d) This Section does not prohibit or limit the application of any law to a criminal or motor vehicle violation by an individual who has or claims immunities or privileges under Title 22, Chapter 6 of the United States Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)