Fire Arm Enhancements In Illinois
Illinois Law requires that a mandatory additional term of years to be added to the following crimes. If a firearm was used1.) Armed Robbery
2.) Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
3.) Attempted Murder
4.) First Degree Murder
5.) Intentional Homicide to a unborn child
6.) Aggravated kidnapping
7.) Aggravated battery of a child
8.) Home invasion
9.) Aggravated criminal sexual assault
10.) Predatory criminal Sexual assault of child
Having a firearm on your personIf someone has a firearm on his person while committing one of the above offenses. Illinois sentencing requires an additional sentencing term of 15 years to be added to the sentence imposed by the court.
Example: Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony and carries a sentence of 6-30 years in IDOC. If this crime was committed with a firearm the sentence will be enhanced to 21-30 years in IDOC.
If the firearm is discharged during the commision of the crimeIf a firearm is discharged during the commission of one of the crimes mentioned in section one, Illinois sentencing mandates that a 20 year enhancement be added to the sentence imposed by the court.
Example: Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony and carries a sentence of 6-30 years in IDOC. If this crime was committed and a firearm was discharged the minimum sentence will be enhanced to 26-30 years IDOC.
If the firearm was discharged and resulted in bodily harmIf a firearm was discharged and resulted in bodily harm during the commission of one of the above mentioned offenses Illinois sentencing mandates a sentence of 25- life in IDOC.
AccountablityIf you are charged with any of the crimes mentioned above through accountability I.E. accomplice or accessory your sentence can only be enhanced by 15 years so long as the accomplice did not actual discharge the fire arm.