Some will remember that I shepherded the visitation interference law through the Illinois General Assembly.
So, when I see the offense, that’s why I share it with readers.
One person had the Crystal Lake Police come for an enforcement visit twice in the same week–Tuesday and Thursday.
The penalty for the first violation is like a ticket.
It escalates for repeat offenses.
The first time it is a petty offense.
The penalty escalates as the following excerpt from the law shows:
Any person violating this Section after 2 prior convictions of unlawful visitation interference or unlawful visitation or parenting time interference, however, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.