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705 ILCS 135/1-5

    (705 ILCS 135/1-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Assessment" means any costs imposed on a defendant under schedules 1 through 13 of this Act.
    "Business offense" means any offense punishable by a fine in excess of $1,000 and for which a sentence of imprisonment is not an authorized disposition.
    "Case" means all charges and counts filed against a single defendant which are being prosecuted as a single proceeding before the court.
    "Count" means each separate offense charged in the same indictment, information, or complaint when the indictment, information, or complaint alleges the commission of more than one offense.
    "Conservation offense" means any violation of the following Acts, Codes, or ordinances, except any offense punishable upon conviction by imprisonment in the penitentiary:
        (1) Fish and Aquatic Life Code;
        (2) Wildlife Code;
        (3) Boat Registration and Safety Act;
        (4) Park District Code;
        (5) Chicago Park District Act;
        (6) State Parks Act;
        (7) State Forest Act;
        (8) Forest Fire Protection District Act;
        (9) Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act;
        (10) Endangered Species Protection Act;
        (11) Forest Products Transportation Act;
        (12) Timber Buyers Licensing Act;
        (13) Downstate Forest Preserve District Act;
        (14) Exotic Weed Act;
        (15) Ginseng Harvesting Act;
        (16) Cave Protection Act;
        (17) ordinances adopted under the Counties Code for
the acquisition of property for parks or recreational areas;
        (18) Recreational Trails of Illinois Act;
        (19) Herptiles-Herps Act; or
        (20) any rule, regulation, proclamation, or ordinance
adopted under any Code or Act named in paragraphs (1) through (19) of this definition.
    "Conviction" means a judgment of conviction or sentence entered upon a plea of guilty or upon a verdict or finding of guilty of an offense, rendered by a legally constituted jury or by a court of competent jurisdiction authorized to try the case without a jury.
    "Drug offense" means any violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or any similar local ordinance which involves the possession or delivery of a drug.
    "Drug-related emergency response" means the act of collecting evidence from or securing a site where controlled substances were manufactured, or where by-products from the manufacture of controlled substances are present, and cleaning up the site, whether these actions are performed by public entities or private contractors paid by public entities.
    "Electronic citation" means the process of transmitting traffic, misdemeanor, ordinance, conservation, or other citations and law enforcement data via electronic means to a circuit court clerk.
    "Emergency response" means any incident requiring a response by a police officer, an ambulance, a firefighter carried on the rolls of a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district, a firefighter of a volunteer fire department, or a member of a recognized not-for-profit rescue or emergency medical service provider. "Emergency response" does not include a drug-related emergency response.
    "Felony offense" means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in a penitentiary for one year or more is provided.
    "Fine" means a pecuniary punishment for a conviction or supervision disposition as ordered by a court of law.
    "Highest classified offense" means the offense in the case which carries the most severe potential disposition under Article 4.5 of Chapter V of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    "Major traffic offense" means a traffic offense, as defined by paragraph (f) of Supreme Court Rule 501, other than a petty offense or business offense.
    "Minor traffic offense" means a traffic offense, as defined by paragraph (f) of Supreme Court Rule 501, that is a petty offense or business offense.
    "Misdemeanor offense" means any offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in other than a penitentiary for less than one year may be imposed.
    "Offense" means a violation of any local ordinance or penal statute of this State.
    "Petty offense" means any offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and for which a sentence of imprisonment is not an authorized disposition.
    "Service provider costs" means costs incurred as a result of services provided by an entity including, but not limited to, traffic safety programs, laboratories, ambulance companies, and fire departments. "Service provider costs" includes conditional amounts under this Act that are reimbursements for services provided.
    "Street value" means the amount determined by the court on the basis of testimony of law enforcement personnel and the defendant as to the amount of drug or materials seized and any testimony as may be required by the court as to the current street value of the cannabis, controlled substance, methamphetamine or salt of an optical isomer of methamphetamine, or methamphetamine manufacturing materials seized.
    "Supervision" means a disposition of conditional and revocable release without probationary supervision, but under the conditions and reporting requirements as are imposed by the court, at the successful conclusion of which disposition the defendant is discharged and a judgment dismissing the charges is entered.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 100-994, eff. 7-1-19; 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19.)