Illinois Supreme Court Updates Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions

On January 13, 2013, the Court approved long-awaited changes to the IPI Criminal concerning modern technology and regarding the care and custody of children in marital dissolution and custody matters and sex offenses. IPI Criminal 4.27, 4.32, 4.38, 4.8 and 4.69 add definitions for technological terms such as “computer”, “access”, “online”, “wireless device” and “internet”. IPI Criminal 8.22 defines “unlawful visitation or parenting time interference”, while IPI Criminal 8.23 and 8.24 address issues and affirmative defenses in the context of such unlawful visitation or interference with parenting time under the umbrella of kidnapping. IPI Criminal 9.01, 9.01A, 9.01B, 9.01C, 9.02 and 9.02A add to the definitions and issues regarding solicitation and child solicitation.

For the text of the IPI Criminal go to: http://www.state.il.us/court/CircuitCourt/CriminalJuryInstructions/

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