Public Act 90-0363 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0363

SB510 Enrolled                                 LRB9002794RCks

    AN ACT to amend the Criminal Code  of  1961  by  changing
Section 31-4.

    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.
    (d)  Sentence.
         (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.)

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