(725 ILCS 5/114-8)
(from Ch. 38, par. 114-8)
Motion for severance.
(a) If it appears that a defendant or the State is prejudiced by a joinder
of related prosecutions or defendants in a single charge or by joinder of
separate charges or defendants for trial the court may order separate
trials, grant a severance of defendants, or provide any other relief as
justice may require.
(b) In the case of a prosecution of multiple defendants for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse arising out of the same course of conduct, the court, in deciding a motion to sever the charges and try the defendants separately, must consider, subject to constitutional limitations, the impact upon the alleged victim of multiple trials requiring the victim's testimony.
(Source: P.A. 94-668, eff. 1-1-06.)