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Unlawful Restraint and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint Charges in Illinois

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The crimes of Unlawful Restraint and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint in Illinois are defined by 720 ILCS 5/10-3 and 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1 as follows:


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Unlawful restraint.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful restraint when he or she knowingly without legal authority detains another.
(b) Sentence. Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony in Illinois.

Aggravated unlawful restraint.
(a) A person commits the offense of aggravated unlawful restraint when he or she commits unlawful restraint while using a deadly weapon.
(b) Sentence. Aggravated unlawful restraint is a Class 3 felony in Illinois.

Those charged with unlawful restraint or aggravated unlawful restraint in Illinois should recognize that the charge is a serious one, and consult with an attorney at once.


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