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|Veterans Courts in Illinois||
Last updated: March 2011
Illinois’ Veterans Courts are set-up to meet the special legal needs of veterans and service members who have service related illnesses and commit minor crimes. Veterans Court may allow a veteran who commits a nonviolent crime to complete a substance abuse treatment program or mental health counseling in place of jail time.
Any veteran or service member with a service related illness is qualified to have their case moved to a Veterans Court as long as the:
Examples of violent crimes are:
Cases in Veterans Court follow these steps:
Veterans or service members who do not follow their treatment plan will have their case go back to criminal court.
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