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CRIMINAL OFFENSES720 ILCS 5/32-10
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.
(720 ILCS 5/32-10)
(from Ch. 38, par. 32-10)
Violation of bail bond.
(a) Whoever, having been admitted to bail for appearance before any
this State, incurs a forfeiture of the bail and knowingly fails to surrender
himself or herself within 30 days following the date of the forfeiture, commits, if
the bail was given in connection with a charge of felony or pending appeal
or certiorari after conviction of any offense, a felony of the next lower
Class or a Class A misdemeanor if the underlying offense was a Class 4 felony;
or, if the bail was given in connection with a charge
of committing a misdemeanor, or for appearance as a witness, commits a
misdemeanor of the next lower Class, but not less than a Class C misdemeanor.
(a-5) Any person who knowingly violates a condition of bail bond by possessing a
firearm in violation of his or her conditions of bail commits a Class 4 felony
for a first violation and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
(b) Whoever, having been admitted to bail for appearance before
of this State, while charged with a criminal offense in which the victim is a
family or household member as defined in Article 112A of the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963, knowingly violates a condition of that release as set forth
in Section 110-10, subsection (d) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963,
commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) Whoever, having been admitted to bail for appearance before
of this State for a felony, Class A misdemeanor or a
criminal offense in which the victim is a family
or household member as defined in Article 112A of the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963, is charged with any other
felony, Class A misdemeanor,
criminal offense in which the victim is a family or household
defined in Article 112A of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 while on
release, must appear before the court before
bail is statutorily set.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall interfere with or
prevent the exercise
any court of its power to punishment for contempt.
Any sentence imposed for violation of this Section shall be served
consecutive to the sentence imposed for the charge for which bail had been
granted and with respect to which the defendant has been convicted.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)
720 ILCS 5/32-11
(720 ILCS 5/32-11)
If a person
wickedly and willfully excites and stirs up
actions or quarrels between the people of this State with a view to promote
strife and contention, he or she is guilty of the petty
offense of common barratry; and if he or she is an attorney at
law, he or she shall be suspended from the practice of his or her
profession, for any time not exceeding 6 months.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)
720 ILCS 5/32-12
(720 ILCS 5/32-12)
If a person
officiously intermeddles in an action that in
no way belongs to or concerns that person, by maintaining or
assisting either party, with money or otherwise, to prosecute or defend the
action, with a view to promote litigation, he or she is guilty of maintenance
and upon conviction shall be
fined and punished as in cases of common barratry. It
is not maintenance for a person to maintain the
action of his or her relative or servant, or a poor person out of
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)
720 ILCS 5/32-13
(720 ILCS 5/32-13)
Unlawful clouding of title.
(a) Any person who intentionally records or files or causes to be recorded
or filed any document in the office of the recorder or registrar of titles of
any county of this State that is a cloud on the title of land in
this State, knowing that the theory upon which the purported cloud on title is
based is not recognized as a legitimate legal theory by the courts of this
State or of the United States, commits the offense of unlawful clouding of
(b) Unlawful clouding of title is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense if the cloud on the title has a value that does not exceed $10,000. Unlawful clouding of title is a Class 4 felony if the cloud on the title has a value that exceeds $10,000, or for a second or subsequent offense.
(c) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, the court shall
order any person convicted of a violation of this Section, or placed on
supervision for a violation of this Section, to execute a release of the
purported cloud on title as may be requested by or on behalf of any person
whose property is encumbered or potentially encumbered by the document filed.
Irrespective of whether or not a person charged under this Section is convicted
of the offense of unlawful clouding of title, when the evidence demonstrates
that, as a matter of law, the cloud on title is not a type of cloud
recognized or authorized by the courts of this State or the United
States, the court shall forthwith direct the recorder or registrar of titles to
expunge the cloud.
(c-5) This Section does not apply to an attorney licensed to practice law
in this State who in good faith files a lien on behalf of his or her client and
who in good faith believes that the validity of the lien is supported by
statutory law, by a decision of a court of law, or by a good faith argument
for an extension, modification, or
reversal of existing court decisions relating to the validity of the lien.
(d) For purposes of this Section, "cloud on title" or "cloud on the title"
means an outstanding claim or encumbrance that, if valid, would affect or
impair the title of the owner of an estate in land and on its face has that
effect, but can be shown by extrinsic proof to be invalid or inapplicable to
(Source: P.A. 98-98, eff. 1-1-14.)
720 ILCS 5/32-14
(720 ILCS 5/32-14)
Unlawful manipulation of a judicial sale.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful manipulation of a judicial sale when he or she knowingly and by any means makes any contract with or engages in any combination or conspiracy with any other person who is, or but for a prior agreement is, a competitor of such person for the purpose of or with the effect of fixing, controlling, limiting, or otherwise manipulating (1) the participation of any person in, or (2) the making of bids, at any judicial sale.
(b) Penalties. Unlawful manipulation of a judicial sale is a Class 3 felony. A mandatory fine shall be imposed for a violation, not to exceed $1,000,000 if the violator is a corporation, or, if the violator is any other person, $100,000. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 2 felony.
(c) Injunctive and other relief. The State's Attorney shall bring suit in the circuit court to prevent and restrain violations of subsection (a). In such a proceeding, the court shall determine whether a violation has been committed, and shall enter such judgment as it considers necessary to remove the effects of any violation which it finds, and to prevent such violation from continuing or from being renewed in the future. The court, in its discretion, may exercise all powers necessary for this purpose, including, but not limited to, injunction and divestiture of property.
(d) Private right of action. Any person who has been injured by a violation of subsection (a) may maintain an action in the Circuit Court for damages, or for an injunction, or both, against any person who has committed such violation. If, in an action for an injunction, the court issues an injunction, the plaintiff shall be awarded costs and reasonable attorney's fees. In an action for damages, the person injured shall be awarded 3 times the amount of actual damages. This State, counties, municipalities, townships, and any political subdivision organized under the authority of this State, and the United States, are considered a person having standing to bring an action under this subsection.
Any action for damages under this subsection is forever barred unless commenced within 4 years after the cause of action accrued. In any action for damages under this subsection, the court may, in its discretion, award reasonable fees to the prevailing defendant upon a finding that the plaintiff acted in bad faith, vexatiously, wantonly, or for oppressive reasons.
(e) Exclusion from subsequent judicial sales. Any person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) or any similar offense of any state or the United States shall be barred for 5 years from the date of conviction from participating as a bidding entity in any judicial sale. No corporation shall be barred from participating in a judicial sale as a result of a conviction under subsection (a) of any employee or agent of such corporation if the employee so convicted is no longer employed by the corporation and: (1) it has been finally adjudicated not guilty or (2) it demonstrates to the circuit court conducting such judicial sale and the court so finds that the commission of the offense was neither authorized, requested, commanded, nor performed by a director, officer or a high managerial agent in behalf of the corporation as provided in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 5-4 of this Code.
(f) Definitions. As used in this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Judicial sale" means any sale of real or personal property in accordance with a court order, including, but not limited to, judicial sales conducted pursuant to Section 15-1507 of the Code of Civil Procedure, sales ordered to satisfy judgments under Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure, and enforcements of delinquent property taxes under Article 21 of the Property Tax Code.
"Person" means any natural person, or any corporation, partnership, or association of persons.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
720 ILCS 5/32-15
(720 ILCS 5/32-15)
Bail bond false statement.
Any person who in any affidavit, document,
schedule or other application to become surety or bail for another on any
bail bond or recognizance in any civil or criminal proceeding then pending
or about to be started against the other person, having taken a lawful
oath or made affirmation, shall swear or affirm wilfully, corruptly and
falsely as to the ownership or liens or incumbrances upon or the value of
any real or personal property alleged to be owned by the person proposed as
surety or bail, the financial worth or standing of the person proposed as
surety or bail, or as to the number or total penalties of all other bonds
or recognizances signed by and standing against the proposed surety or
bail, or any person who, having taken a lawful oath or made affirmation,
shall testify wilfully, corruptly and falsely as to any of said matters for
the purpose of inducing the approval of any such bail bond or recognizance;
or for the purpose of justifying on any such bail bond or recognizance, or
who shall suborn any other person to so swear, affirm or testify as
aforesaid, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of perjury or subornation of
perjury (as the case may be) and punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)
720 ILCS 5/Art. 33
(720 ILCS 5/Art. 33 heading)
720 ILCS 5/33-1
(720 ILCS 5/33-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33-1)
A person commits bribery when:
(a) With intent to influence the performance of any
act related to the employment or function of any public officer, public employee, juror or witness, he or she promises or tenders to that person any property or personal advantage which he or she is not authorized by law to accept; or
(b) With intent to influence the performance of any
act related to the employment or function of any public officer, public employee, juror or witness, he or she promises or tenders to one whom he or she believes to be a public officer, public employee, juror or witness, any property or personal advantage which a public officer, public employee, juror or witness would not be authorized by law to accept; or
(c) With intent to cause any person to influence the
performance of any act related to the employment or function of any public officer, public employee, juror or witness, he or she promises or tenders to that person any property or personal advantage which he or she is not authorized by law to accept; or
(d) He or she receives, retains or agrees to accept
any property or personal advantage which he or she is not authorized by law to accept knowing that the property or personal advantage was promised or tendered with intent to cause him or her to influence the performance of any act related to the employment or function of any public officer, public employee, juror or witness; or
(e) He or she solicits, receives, retains, or agrees
to accept any property or personal advantage pursuant to an understanding that he or she shall improperly influence or attempt to influence the performance of any act related to the employment or function of any public officer, public employee, juror or witness.
As used in this Section, "tenders" means any delivery or proffer made with the requisite intent.
Sentence. Bribery is a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
720 ILCS 5/33-2
(720 ILCS 5/33-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33-2)
Failure to report a bribe.
Any public officer, public employee
or juror who fails to report
forthwith to the local State's Attorney, or in the case of a State employee
to the Department of State Police, any offer made
to him in violation
of Section 33-1 commits a Class A misdemeanor.
In the case of a State employee, the making of such report
to the Department of State Police shall discharge
such employee from
any further duty under this Section. Upon receiving any such report, the
Department of State Police
shall forthwith transmit a copy thereof to the appropriate State's Attorney.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)
720 ILCS 5/33-3
(720 ILCS 5/33-3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33-3)
(a) A public officer or employee or special government agent commits misconduct
when, in his official capacity or capacity as a special government agent, he or she commits any of the following acts:
(1) Intentionally or recklessly fails to perform any
mandatory duty as required by law; or
(2) Knowingly performs an act which he knows he is
forbidden by law to perform; or
(3) With intent to obtain a personal advantage for
himself or another, he performs an act in excess of his lawful authority; or
(4) Solicits or knowingly accepts for the performance
of any act a fee or reward which he knows is not authorized by law.
(b) An employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly uses or communicates, directly or indirectly, information acquired in the course of employment, with the intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent the investigation, apprehension, or prosecution of any criminal offense or person. Nothing in this subsection (b) shall be construed to impose liability for communicating to a confidential resource, who is participating or aiding law enforcement, in an ongoing investigation.
(c) A public officer or employee or special government agent
convicted of violating any provision of
this Section forfeits his or her office or employment or position as a special government agent. In addition, he or she commits a
(d) For purposes of this Section, "special government agent" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (l) of Section 4A-101 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-867, eff. 1-1-15
720 ILCS 5/33-3.1
(720 ILCS 5/33-3.1)
Solicitation misconduct (State government).
(a) An employee of an
executive branch constitutional officer commits solicitation misconduct (State
government) when, at any time, he or she knowingly solicits or receives
term is defined in Section 9-1.4 of the Election Code, from a person engaged in
a business or activity over which the person has regulatory authority.
(b) For the purpose of this Section, "employee of
executive branch constitutional officer" means a full-time or part-time
employee, full-time or part-time salaried appointee, or any contractual
employee of any office, board,
commission, agency, department, authority, administrative unit, or corporate
outgrowth under the jurisdiction of an executive branch constitutional officer;
and "regulatory authority" means having the responsibility to investigate,
inspect, license, or enforce regulatory measures necessary to the requirements
State or federal statute or regulation relating to the business or activity.
(c) An employee of an executive branch constitutional officer, including one
who does not
regulatory authority, commits a violation of this Section if that employee
knowingly acts in concert with an employee of an executive
branch constitutional officer who does
have regulatory authority to solicit or receive contributions in violation of
(d) Solicitation misconduct (State government) is a Class A
misdemeanor. An employee of an executive branch constitutional
officer convicted of committing solicitation misconduct (State government)
forfeits his or her employment.
(e) An employee of an executive branch constitutional officer who is
discharged, demoted, suspended,
threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms
and conditions of employment because of lawful acts done by
the employee or on behalf of the employee or others in furtherance of the
enforcement of this Section shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make
the employee whole.
(f) Any person who knowingly makes a false report of solicitation
misconduct (State government) to the State Police, the Attorney General, a
State's Attorney, or any law enforcement official is guilty of a Class C
(Source: P.A. 92-853, eff. 8-28-02.)