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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Pretrial Fairness Act Ruling

From: State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos
RE:  Pretrial Fairness Act ruling

Last night the Pretrial Fairness Act was declared unconstitutional.  Although Peoria County did not participate in this ruling, we are required to follow it.  When a statute is unconstitutional, the statute becomes invalid and has no force or effect on anyone.  As a result, and until the Illinois Supreme Court provides further clarification, we will abide by this ruling and not implement the new bail reform.  This office remains committed to following the law and is hopeful the Supreme Court will bring finality to this topic in the near future.

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