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725 ILCS 5/103-1
(725 ILCS 5/103-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 103-1)
Rights on arrest.
(a) After an arrest on a warrant the
person making the arrest shall inform the person arrested that a warrant
has been issued for his arrest and the nature of the offense specified
in the warrant.
(b) After an arrest without a warrant the person making the arrest
shall inform the person arrested of the nature of the offense on which
the arrest is based.
(b-5) This subsection is intended to implement and be interpreted consistently with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which the United States is a party. Article 36 of that Convention guarantees that when foreign nationals are arrested or detained, they must be advised of their right to have their consular officials notified, and if an individual chooses to exercise that right, a law enforcement official is required to notify the consulate. It does not create any new substantive State right or remedy.
(1) In accordance with federal law and the provisions
of this Section, the law enforcement official in charge of a custodial facility shall ensure that any individual booked and detained at the facility, within 48 hours of booking or detention, shall be advised that if that individual is a foreign national, he or she has a right to communicate with an official from the consulate of his or her country. This subsection (b-5) does not create any affirmative duty to investigate whether an arrestee or detainee is a foreign national.
(2) If the foreign national requests consular
notification or the notification is mandatory by law, the law enforcement official in charge of the custodial facility shall ensure the notice is given to the appropriate officer at the consulate of the foreign national in accordance with the U.S. Department of State Instructions for Consular Notification and Access.
(3) The law enforcement official in charge of the
custodial facility where a foreign national is located shall ensure that the foreign national is allowed to communicate with, correspond with, and be visited by, a consular officer of his or her country.
(c) No person arrested for a traffic, regulatory or misdemeanor
offense, except in cases involving weapons or a controlled substance,
shall be strip searched unless there is reasonable belief that the
individual is concealing a weapon or controlled substance.
(d) "Strip search" means having an arrested person remove or arrange
some or all of his or her clothing so as to permit a visual inspection
of the genitals, buttocks, anus, female breasts or undergarments of such
(e) All strip searches conducted under this Section shall be
performed by persons of the same sex as the arrested person and on
premises where the search cannot be observed by persons not physically
conducting the search.
(f) Every peace officer or employee of a police department
conducting a strip search shall:
(1) Obtain the written permission of the police
commander or an agent thereof designated for the purposes of authorizing a strip search in accordance with this Section.
(2) Prepare a report of the strip search. The report
shall include the written authorization required by paragraph (1) of this subsection (f), the name of the person subjected to the search, the names of the persons conducting the search, and the time, date and place of the search. A copy of the report shall be provided to the person subject to the search.
(g) No search of any body cavity other than the mouth shall be
conducted without a duly executed search warrant; any warrant
authorizing a body cavity search shall specify that the search must be
performed under sanitary conditions and conducted either by or under the
supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its
branches in this State.
(h) Any peace officer or employee who knowingly or intentionally
fails to comply with any provision of this Section, except subsection (b-5) of this Section, is guilty of official
misconduct as provided in Section 103-8; provided however, that nothing
contained in this Section shall preclude prosecution of a peace officer
or employee under another section of this Code.
(i) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting any
statutory or common law rights of any person for purposes of any civil
action or injunctive relief.
(j) The provisions of subsections (c) through (h) of this Section
shall not apply when the person is taken into custody by or remanded to
the sheriff or correctional institution pursuant to a court order.
(Source: P.A. 99-190, eff. 1-1-16