Bill Status of SB3612 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT
Sen. Craig Wilcox
| 1/19/2022||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of prosecutorial misconduct. Provides that an elected or appointed State's Attorney commits prosecutorial misconduct when he or she: (1) knowingly initiates or continues a criminal proceeding against a defendant; (2) there was insufficient probable cause or grounds to believe the basis for initiating or continuing the criminal proceeding; (3) the primary purpose of the criminal proceeding was malice or political gain; (4) the criminal proceeding was terminated in favor of the defendant with an acquittal, finding of not guilty, or directed verdict; and (5) the defendant suffered injury or damages as a result of the criminal proceeding. Provides that prosecutorial misconduct is a Class 3 felony.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 1/19/2022||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Craig Wilcox|| 1/19/2022||Senate||First Reading|| 1/19/2022||Senate||Referred to Assignments|