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CRIMINAL OFFENSES720 ILCS 570/509
(720 ILCS 570/) Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
(720 ILCS 570/509)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1509)
Whenever any court in this State grants probation to any person that the
court has reason to believe is or has been an addict or unlawful possessor
of controlled substances, the court shall require, as a condition of
probation, that the probationer submit to periodic tests by the Department
of Corrections to determine by means of appropriate chemical detection
tests whether the probationer is using controlled substances. The court may
require as a condition of probation that the probationer enter an approved
treatment program, if the court determines that the probationer is addicted
to a controlled substance. Whenever the Prisoner Review Board grants
parole or the Department of Juvenile Justice grants aftercare release to a person believed to have been an
unlawful possessor or addict of controlled substances, the Board or Department shall
require as a condition of parole or aftercare release that the parolee or aftercare releasee submit to appropriate
periodic chemical tests by the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice to determine
whether the parolee or aftercare releasee is using controlled substances.
(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 99-628, eff. 1-1-17
720 ILCS 570/510
(720 ILCS 570/510)
Preservation of evidence for laboratory testing.
(a) Before or after the trial in a prosecution for a violation of any Section of Article IV of this Act, a law enforcement agency or an agent acting on behalf of the law enforcement agency must preserve, subject to a continuous chain of custody, not less than:
(1) 2 kilograms of any substance containing a
detectable amount of heroin;
(2) 10 kilograms of any substance containing a
detectable amount of: (A) coca leaves, except coca leaves and extract of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed; (B) cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers; (C) ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or (D) any combination of the substances described in subdivisions (A) through (C) of this paragraph (a)(2);
(3) 10 kilograms of a mixture of substances described
in subdivision (B) of paragraph (a)(2) that contains a cocaine base;
(4) 200 grams of phencyclidine (also referred to as
"PCP") or 2 kilograms of any substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine;
(5) 20 grams of any substance containing a detectable
amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (also referred to as "LSD");
(6) 800 grams of a mixture or substance containing a
detectable amount of fentanyl, or 2 grams of any substance containing a detectable amount of any analog of fentanyl;
with respect to the offenses enumerated in this subsection (a) and must maintain sufficient documentation to locate that evidence. Excess quantities with respect to the offenses enumerated in this subsection (a) cannot practicably be retained by a law enforcement agency because of its size, bulk, and physical character.
(b) The sheriff or seizing law enforcement agency must file a motion requesting destruction of bulk evidence before the trial judge in the courtroom where the criminal charge is pending. The sheriff or seizing law enforcement agency must give notice of the motion requesting destruction of bulk evidence to the prosecutor of the criminal charge and the defense attorney of record. The trial judge will conduct an evidentiary hearing in which all parties will be given the opportunity to present evidence and arguments relating to whether the evidence should be destroyed, whether such destruction will prejudice the prosecution of the criminal case, and whether the destruction of the evidence will prejudice the defense of the criminal charge. The court's determination whether to grant the motion for destruction of bulk evidence must be based upon the totality of all of the circumstances of the case presented at the evidentiary hearing, the effect such destruction would have upon the defendant's constitutional rights, and the prosecutor's ability to proceed with the prosecution of the criminal charge.
(c) The court may, before trial, transfer excess quantities of any substance containing any of the controlled substances enumerated in subsection (a) with respect to a prosecution for any offense enumerated in subsection (a) to the sheriff of the county, or may, in its discretion, transfer such evidence to the Illinois State Police, for destruction after notice is given to the defendant's attorney of record or to the defendant if the defendant is proceeding pro se.
(d) After a judgment of conviction is entered and the charged quantity is no longer needed for evidentiary purposes with respect to a prosecution for any offense enumerated in subsection (a), the court may transfer any substance containing any of the controlled substances enumerated in subsection (a) to the sheriff of the county, or may, in its discretion, transfer such evidence to the Illinois State Police, for destruction after notice is given to the defendant's attorney of record or to the defendant if the defendant is proceeding pro se. No evidence shall be disposed of until 30 days after the judgment is entered, and if a notice of appeal is filed, no evidence shall be disposed of until the mandate has been received by the circuit court from the Appellate Court.
(Source: P.A. 97-334, eff. 1-1-12.)
720 ILCS 570/Art. VI
(720 ILCS 570/Art. VI heading)
720 ILCS 570/601
(720 ILCS 570/601)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1601)
Prosecution for any violation of law occurring prior to the effective
date of this Act is not affected or abated by this Act. If the offense
being prosecuted would be a violation of this Act, and has not reached the
sentencing stage or final adjudication, then for purposes of penalty the
penalties under this Act apply if they are less than under the prior law
upon which the prosecution was commenced.
(Source: P.A. 77-757.)
720 ILCS 570/602
(720 ILCS 570/602)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1602)
If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or
circumstance is invalid, such invalidation shall not affect other
provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the
invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this
Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 77-757.)
720 ILCS 570/603
(720 ILCS 570/603)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1603)
The following Acts and parts of Acts are repealed:
(a) The "Uniform Narcotic Drug Act," approved July 11, 1957, as amended.
(b) The "Drug Abuse Control Act," approved August 17, 1967, as amended.
(c) "An Act to amend Sections 2-15, 41 (a) and 43 of, and to add
Sections 43.1, 43.2, 43.3, 43.4, 43.5, 43.6 and 43.7 to the "Uniform Drug,
Device and Cosmetic Act", approved July 9, 1959, as amended," approved
August 11, 1967, as amended.
(d) "An Act to amend Section 46 of the 'Uniform Drug, Device and
Cosmetic Act', approved July 9, 1959, as amended", approved August 18,
1967, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 77-757.)