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Home Invasion

Home invasion occurs when a person, who is not a peace officer acting in the line of duty, enters the dwelling place of another, without authority, when he or she knows, or has reason to know, that one or more persons is present, or he or she knowingly enters the dwelling place of another and remains in such dwelling place until he or she knows or has reason to know that one or more person is present and while armed with a dangerous weapon, including a firearm or other weapon other than a firearm, and uses force or threatens the imminent use of force upon any person or persons within such dwelling place whether or not injury occurs, or commits against any person or persons within that dwelling place criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, or predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Pursuant to Illinois Statute 720 ILCS 5/12-1 home invasion is a Class X Felony punishable by 6 to 30 years in the State penitentiary and a fine up to $25,000.
If the accused is armed with a firearm and uses force, or threatens the imminent use of force, upon any person or persons within the dwelling, whether or not injury occurs, then 15 years shall be added to the sentence.
If the accused uses force, or threatens the imminent use of force, upon any person or persons within the dwelling, whether or not injury occurs and during the commission of the offense personally discharges a firearm then 20 years shall be added to the sentence.
If the accused during the commission of the offense personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person within the dwelling then 25 years shall be added to the sentence.