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

725 ILCS 5/107-10

    (725 ILCS 5/107-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-10)
    Sec. 107-10. Defective warrant.
    A warrant of arrest shall not be quashed or abated nor shall any person in custody for an offense be discharged from such custody because of technical irregularities not affecting the substantial rights of the accused.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

725 ILCS 5/107-11

    (725 ILCS 5/107-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-11)
    Sec. 107-11. When summons may be issued.
    (a) When authorized to issue a warrant of arrest, a court may instead issue a summons.
    (b) The summons shall:
        (1) Be in writing;
        (2) State the name of the person summoned and his or
    
her address, if known;
        (3) Set forth the nature of the offense;
        (4) State the date when issued and the municipality
    
or county where issued;
        (5) Be signed by the judge of the court with the
    
title of his or her office; and
        (6) Command the person to appear before a court at a
    
certain time and place.
    (c) The summons may be served in the same manner as the summons in a civil action, except that police officers may serve summons for violations of ordinances occurring within their municipalities.
(Source: P.A. 87-574.)

725 ILCS 5/107-12

    (725 ILCS 5/107-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-12)
    Sec. 107-12. Notice to appear.
    (a) Whenever a peace officer is authorized to arrest a person without a warrant he may instead issue to such person a notice to appear.
    (b) The notice shall:
    (1) Be in writing;
    (2) State the name of the person and his address, if known;
    (3) Set forth the nature of the offense;
    (4) Be signed by the officer issuing the notice; and
    (5) Request the person to appear before a court at a certain time and place.
    (c) Upon failure of the person to appear a summons or warrant of arrest may issue.
    (d) In any case in which a person is arrested for a Class C misdemeanor or a petty offense and remanded to the sheriff other than pursuant to a court order, the sheriff may issue such person a notice to appear.
(Source: P.A. 83-693.)

725 ILCS 5/107-13

    (725 ILCS 5/107-13) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-13)
    Sec. 107-13. Offenses committed by corporations.
    (a) When a corporation is charged with the commission of an offense the court shall issue a summons setting forth the nature of the offense and commanding the corporation to appear before a court at a certain time and place.
    (b) The summons for the appearance of a corporation may be served in the manner provided for service of summons upon a corporation in a civil action.
    (c) If, after being summoned, the corporation does not appear, a plea of not guilty shall be entered by the court having jurisdiction to try the offense for which the summons was issued, and such court shall proceed to trial and judgment without further process.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)

725 ILCS 5/107-14

    (725 ILCS 5/107-14) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-14)
    Sec. 107-14. Temporary questioning without arrest.
    (a) A peace officer, after having identified himself as a peace officer, may stop any person in a public place for a reasonable period of time when the officer reasonably infers from the circumstances that the person is committing, is about to commit or has committed an offense as defined in Section 102-15 of this Code, and may demand the name and address of the person and an explanation of his actions. Such detention and temporary questioning will be conducted in the vicinity of where the person was stopped.
    (b) Upon completion of any stop under subsection (a) involving a frisk or search, and unless impractical, impossible, or under exigent circumstances, the officer shall provide the person with a stop receipt which provides the reason for the stop and contains the officer's name and badge number. This subsection (b) does not apply to searches or inspections for compliance with the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the Wildlife Code, the Herptiles-Herps Act, or searches or inspections for routine security screenings at facilities or events. For the purposes of this subsection (b), "badge" means an officer's department issued identification number associated with his or her position as a police officer with that department.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16.)