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Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5 Criminal Code of 2012. Section 24-1.7

Legal Research Home > Illinois Laws > Criminal Offenses > Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5 Criminal Code of 2012. Section 24-1.7

    (720 ILCS 5/24-1.7)

    Sec. 24-1.7. Armed habitual criminal.

    (a) A person commits the offense of being an armed habitual criminal if he or she receives, sells, possesses, or transfers any firearm after having been convicted a total of 2 or more times of any combination of the following offenses:

        (1) a forcible felony as defined in Section 2-8 of

    this Code;

        (2) unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; aggravated

    unlawful use of a weapon; aggravated discharge of a firearm; vehicular hijacking; aggravated vehicular hijacking; aggravated battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05; intimidation; aggravated intimidation; gunrunning; home invasion; or aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05; or

        (3) any violation of the Illinois Controlled

    Substances Act or the Cannabis Control Act that is punishable as a Class 3 felony or higher.

    (b) Sentence. Being an armed habitual criminal is a Class X felony.

(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

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