Purge Law Illinois

By Vishal Vivek                                                                                                                                                 

Following the murder of George Floyd, Illinois passed a series of extensive improvements to the criminal justice system that will take effect in January 2023.

In reference to the futuristic horror movie in which every crime, including murder, is briefly legalised once a year, critics have called it “the “Purge” Law.”

According to state’s attorney Robert Berlin, “it is very fixable, where we can still eliminate cash bail but make sure the right people are in custody and everyone else who’s not a danger gets out.”

The terms of release, such as how much cash the defendant had to post before being allowed to leave custody, were then decided by the judge.

Those who could pay their bail left. Even if they posed no chance of evading arrest or committing a new crime, those who couldn’t did so remained in detention until their trial.

The Illinois General Assembly enacted the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act with the help of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.

It’s crucial to remember that in India, a lawyer and an advocate differ in that a lawyer cannot appear in a court of law. He is not in a position to present a case before the court.

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