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Illinois Criminal Code of 1961

Article 34: Illinois Criminal Code Effective Date

Unlike the previous articles in the Illinois Criminal Code, Article 34 does not set forth any crimes or unlawful offenses. Rather, it states several procedural details, such as when the code takes effect. Starting January 1, 1962, it was lawful to prosecute an individual for any of the crimes defined in the Illinois Criminal Code.

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The text below comes from Article 34 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 34

Sec. 34-1. Effect of headings.
    (720 ILCS 5/34-1)

Section, Article, and Title headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of any Section, Article, or Title hereof. (Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

Sec. 34-2. Partial invalidity.
    (720 ILCS 5/34-2)

The invalidity of any provision of this Code shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Code. (Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

Sec. 34-3. Savings provisions; continuation of prior Statutes.
    (720 ILCS 5/34-3)

The provisions of Sections 2, 3 and 4 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the Statutes", approved March 5, 1874, as amended, shall apply in all constructions of this Code. (Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

Sec. 34-4. Effective date.
    (720 ILCS 5/34-4)

This Code shall take effect January 1, 1962. (Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

(720 ILCS 5/Tit. V heading) TITLE V. ADDED ARTICLES

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