The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority has released a new guide called “Policies and Procedures of the Illinois Criminal Justice System.” The guide provides an overview of how the state adult criminal justice system typically operates in Illinois. It offers information on the flow of adult criminal cases through the criminal justice system including arrest procedures, the court system, pretrial activities, trial, sentencing, corrections, and the criminal record expungement process. It offers a step-by-step outline of the criminal justice process, with ample citations to statutory authority. It was apparently funded by a grant from the U.S Department of Justice.
HERE is a link to the guide. This will probably not be too much help to the experienced criminal lawyers who read this blog, but it is a great resource for those of us who are not so familiar with the process.