Public Act 90-0363
SB510 Enrolled LRB9002794RCks
AN ACT to amend the Criminal Code of 1961 by changing
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
changing Section 31-4 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/31-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 31-4)
Sec. 31-4. Obstructing justice.
A person obstructs justice when, with intent to prevent
the apprehension or obstruct the prosecution or defense of
any person, he knowingly commits any of the following acts:
(a) Destroys, alters, conceals or disguises physical
evidence, plants false evidence, furnishes false information;
(b) Induces a witness having knowledge material to the
subject at issue to leave the State or conceal himself; or
(c) Possessing knowledge material to the subject at
issue, he leaves the State or conceals himself.
(1) Obstructing justice is a Class 4 felony, except
as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d).
(2) Obstructing justice in furtherance of
streetgang related or gang-related activity, as defined
in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism
Omnibus Prevention Act, is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)