2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 705 - COURTS
705 ILCS 135/ - Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.
Article 5 - Assessment Procedures



(705 ILCS 135/Art. 5 heading)

Article 5. Assessment Procedures
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)


(705 ILCS 135/5-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 5-5. Minimum fine. Unless otherwise specified by law, the minimum fine for a conviction or supervision disposition on a minor traffic offense is $25 and the minimum fine for a conviction, supervision disposition, or violation based upon a plea of guilty or finding of guilt for any other offense is $75. If the court finds that the fine would impose an undue burden on the victim, the court may reduce or waive the fine. In this Section, "victim" shall not be construed to include the defendant.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)


(705 ILCS 135/5-10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 5-10. Schedules; payment.
(a) In each case, the court shall order an assessment at the time of sentencing, as set forth in this Act, for a defendant to pay in addition to any fine, restitution, or forfeiture ordered by the court when the defendant is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or is placed on court supervision for a violation of a statute of this State or a similar local ordinance. The court may order a fine, restitution, or forfeiture on any violation that is being sentenced but shall order only one assessment from the Schedule of Assessments 1 through 13 of this Act for all sentenced violations in a case, that being the schedule applicable to the highest classified offense violation that is being sentenced, plus any conditional assessments under Section 15-70 of this Act applicable to any sentenced violation in the case.
(b) If the court finds that the schedule of assessments will cause an undue burden on any victim in a case or if the court orders community service or some other punishment in place of the applicable schedule of assessments, the court may reduce the amount set forth in the applicable schedule of assessments or not order the applicable schedule of assessments. If the court reduces the amount set forth in the applicable schedule of assessments, then all recipients of the funds collected will receive a prorated amount to reflect the reduction.
(c) The court may order the assessments to be paid forthwith or within a specified period of time or in installments.
(c-3) Excluding any ordered conditional assessment, if the assessment is not paid within the period of probation, conditional discharge, or supervision to which the defendant was originally sentenced, the court may extend the period of probation, conditional discharge, or supervision under Section 5-6-2 or 5-6-3.1 of the Unified Code of Corrections, as applicable, until the assessment is paid or until successful completion of public or community service set forth in subsection (b) of Section 5-20 of this Act or the successful completion of the substance abuse intervention or treatment program set forth in subsection (c-5) of this Section.
(c-5) Excluding any ordered conditional assessment, the court may suspend the collection of the assessment; provided, the defendant agrees to enter a substance abuse intervention or treatment program approved by the court; and further provided that the defendant agrees to pay for all or some portion of the costs associated with the intervention or treatment program. In this case, the collection of the assessment shall be suspended during the defendant's participation in the approved intervention or treatment program. Upon successful completion of the program, the defendant may apply to the court to reduce the assessment imposed under this Section by any amount actually paid by the defendant for his or her participation in the program. The court shall not reduce the assessment under this subsection unless the defendant establishes to the satisfaction of the court that he or she has successfully completed the intervention or treatment program. If the defendant's participation is for any reason terminated before his or her successful completion of the intervention or treatment program, collection of the entire assessment imposed under this Act shall be enforced. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to affect or suspend any other fines, restitution costs, forfeitures, or assessments imposed under this or any other Act.
(d) Except as provided in Section 5-15 of this Act, the defendant shall pay to the clerk of the court and the clerk shall remit the assessment to the appropriate entity as set forth in the ordered schedule of assessments within one month of its receipt.
(e) Unless a court ordered payment schedule is implemented or the assessment requirements of this Act are waived under a court order, the clerk of the circuit court may add to any unpaid assessments under this Act a delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid assessments that remain unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid assessments that remain unpaid after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid assessments that remain unpaid after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts collected under this Section shall be deposited into the Circuit Clerk Operations and Administration Fund and used to defray additional administrative costs incurred by the clerk of the circuit court in collecting unpaid assessments.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19.)


(705 ILCS 135/5-15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 5-15. Service provider costs. Unless otherwise provided in Article 15 of this Act, the defendant shall pay service provider costs to the entity that provided the service. Service provider costs are not eligible for credit for time served, substitution of community service, or waiver. The circuit court may, through administrative order or local rule, appoint the clerk of the court as the receiver and remitter of certain service provider costs, which may include, but are not limited to, probation fees, traffic school fees, or drug or alcohol testing fees.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)


(705 ILCS 135/5-20)
(Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-408)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 5-20. Credit; time served; community service.
(a) Any credit for time served prior to sentencing that reduces the amount a defendant is required to pay shall be deducted first from the fine, if any, ordered by the court. Any remainder of the credit shall be equally divided between the assessments indicated in the ordered schedule and conditional assessments.
(b) Excluding any ordered conditional assessment, a defendant who has been ordered to pay an assessment may petition the court to convert all or part of the assessment into court-approved public or community service. One hour of public or community service shall be equivalent to $4 of assessment. The performance of this public or community service shall be a condition of probation, conditional discharge, or supervision and shall be in addition to the performance of any other period of public or community service ordered by the court or required by law.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

(Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-408)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 5-20. Credit; time served; community service.
(a) Any credit for time served prior to sentencing that reduces the amount a defendant is required to pay shall be deducted from the fine, if any, ordered by the court.
(b) Excluding any ordered conditional assessment, a defendant who has been ordered to pay an assessment may petition the court to convert all or part of the assessment into court-approved public or community service. One hour of public or community service shall be equivalent to $4 of assessment. The performance of this public or community service shall be a condition of probation, conditional discharge, or supervision and shall be in addition to the performance of any other period of public or community service ordered by the court or required by law.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 101-408, eff. 1-1-20.)


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