2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
725 ILCS 165/ - Firearm Seizure Act.

(725 ILCS 165/0.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 161)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Firearm Seizure Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(725 ILCS 165/1) (from Ch. 38, par. 161-1)
Sec. 1. When a complaint is made to any circuit court that a person possessing a firearm or firearms has threatened to use a firearm illegally, the court shall examine on oath such complainant, and any witnesses which may be produced, reduce the complaint to writing and have it subscribed and sworn to by the complainant. If the court is satisfied that there is any danger of such illegal use of firearms, it shall issue a warrant requiring the apprehension of such person, hereafter referred to as the defendant, for appearance before the court. Such warrant shall also authorize the seizure of any firearm in the possession of the defendant.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2693.)

(725 ILCS 165/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 161-2)
Sec. 2. When the defendant is brought before the court, if the charge is controverted the testimony produced on both sides shall be heard. When it appears to the court that the defendant has threatened to use any firearm illegally, and it appears to the court that the surrender of such firearm would serve to keep the peace, the court shall order any firearm taken from the defendant to be kept by the State for safekeeping during a stated period of time not to exceed one year. The firearm or firearms shall be returned to the defendant at the end of the stated period. If such firearm was not seized when the defendant was brought before the court, the defendant may be ordered by the court to produce such firearm for safekeeping as provided above, and upon failure to produce such weapon within a time period established by the court, the defendant may be punished by the court as a contempt.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2693.)

(725 ILCS 165/3) (from Ch. 38, par. 161-3)
Sec. 3. If, however, it should appear to the court that the complaint is unfounded, the defendant shall be dismissed. When, in addition, the court is of the opinion that the proceeding was commenced maliciously without probable cause, it may enter judgment against the complainant for the costs of the prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 84-547.)

(725 ILCS 165/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 161-4)
Sec. 4. In lieu of requiring the surrender of any firearm, the court may require the defendant to give a recognizance as provided in Article 110A of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

(725 ILCS 165/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 161-5)
Sec. 5. Any action brought under this Act is a civil action, governed by the Civil Practice Law as now or hereafter amended and by the Supreme Court Rules as now or hereafter adopted in relation to that Law. Appeals may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

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