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:
(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.