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Body Armor in Illinois.

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Is it legal to posses or own body armor in Illinois?

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It is not illegal to own body armor in Illinois. However, it is illegal to wear body armor while in possession of a dangerous weapon, other than a firearm, during the commission or attempted commission of any offense. Unlawful use of body armor is a Class A misdemeanor.

Please note that this is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The post is only an opinion. You should speak to an attorney for further information. The poster is licensed only in Illinois.

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Thank you for Mr Hanson for another interesting answer.


No. It is not illegal to own or posses Body Armor in Illinois.


Body armor is legal in IL. However, if you commit certain crimes while wearing body armor, it is a sentencing enhancement which would result in a longer prison term.