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Illinois Criminal Code of 1961

Article 25: Mob Action Law in Illinois

The crime of mob action in Illinois has a broad definition, and a defendant may be prosecuted in many different situations. For example, if two or more people recklessly use force or violence and disturb the public peace, they might find themselves facing charges of mob action. Or, when two or more people assemble with the intent to commit a misdemeanor or a felony, it is also qualified as mob action. Depending on the nature of the act, a conviction can qualify anywhere from a Class C misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony.

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The text below comes from Article 25 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961. This law may have changed -- please read the important legal disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Illinois Criminal Code of 1961 - Article 25

Sec. 25-1. Mob action.
    (720 ILCS 5/25-1)

(a) A person commits the offense of mob action when he or she engages in any of the following:

(1) the knowing or reckless use of force or violence disturbing the public peace by 2 or more persons acting together and without authority of law;

(2) the knowing assembly of 2 or more persons with the intent to commit or facilitate the commission of a felony or misdemeanor; or

(3) the knowing assembly of 2 or more persons, without authority of law, for the purpose of doing violence to the person or property of anyone supposed to have been guilty of a violation of the law, or for the purpose of exercising correctional powers or regulative powers over any person by violence.

(b) Mob action as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) is a Class 4 felony.

(c) Mob action as defined in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) is a Class C misdemeanor.

(d) Any participant in a mob action that by violence inflicts injury to the person or property of another commits a Class 4 felony.

(e) Any participant in a mob action who does not withdraw on being commanded to do so by any peace officer commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(f) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of mob action to perform community service for not less than 30 and not more than 120 hours, if community service is available in the jurisdiction and is funded and approved by the county board of the county where the offense was committed. In addition, whenever any person is placed on supervision for an alleged offense under this Section, the supervision shall be conditioned upon the performance of the community service.

This subsection does not apply when the court imposes a sentence of incarceration. (Source: P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

Sec. 25-1.1. (Renumbered).
    (720 ILCS 5/25-1.1)

(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

Sec. 25-2. (Renumbered).
    (720 ILCS 5/25-2)

(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

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