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720 ILCS 5/12-3.05

    (720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
    Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
    (a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
        (1) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
    
or disfigurement.
        (2) Causes severe and permanent disability, great
    
bodily harm, or disfigurement by means of a caustic or flammable substance, a poisonous gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant or agent, a radioactive substance, or a bomb or explosive compound.
        (3) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
    
or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (4) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
    
or disfigurement to an individual 60 years of age or older.
        (5) Strangles another individual.
    (b) Offense based on injury to a child or intellectually disabled person. A person who is at least 18 years of age commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly and without legal justification by any means:
        (1) causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
    
or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years, or to any severely or profoundly intellectually disabled person; or
        (2) causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement
    
to any child under the age of 13 years or to any severely or profoundly intellectually disabled person.
    (c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter.
    (d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:
        (1) A person 60 years of age or older.
        (2) A person who is pregnant or physically
    
handicapped.
        (3) A teacher or school employee upon school grounds
    
or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
        (4) A peace officer, community policing volunteer,
    
fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (5) A judge, emergency management worker, emergency
    
medical technician, or utility worker:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,
    
a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.
        (7) A transit employee performing his or her official
    
duties, or a transit passenger.
        (8) A taxi driver on duty.
        (9) A merchant who detains the person for an alleged
    
commission of retail theft under Section 16-26 of this Code and the person without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm to the merchant.
        (10) A person authorized to serve process under
    
Section 2-202 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a special process server appointed by the circuit court while that individual is in the performance of his or her duties as a process server.
        (11) A nurse while in the performance of his or her
    
duties as a nurse.
    (e) Offense based on use of a firearm. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
        (1) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or
    
a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
        (2) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or
    
a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or emergency management worker:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (3) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or
    
a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be an emergency medical technician employed by a municipality or other governmental unit:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (4) Discharges a firearm and causes any injury to a
    
person he or she knows to be a teacher, a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
        (5) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped
    
with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
        (6) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped
    
with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee or emergency management worker:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (7) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped
    
with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be an emergency medical technician employed by a municipality or other governmental unit:
            (i) performing his or her official duties;
            (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or
        
her official duties; or
            (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his
        
or her official duties.
        (8) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped
    
with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a teacher, or a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
    (f) Offense based on use of a weapon or device. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she does any of the following:
        (1) Uses a deadly weapon other than by discharge of a
    
firearm, or uses an air rifle as defined in Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
        (2) Wears a hood, robe, or mask to conceal his or her
    
identity.
        (3) Knowingly and without lawful justification shines
    
or flashes a laser gunsight or other laser device attached to a firearm, or used in concert with a firearm, so that the laser beam strikes upon or against the person of another.
        (4) Knowingly video or audio records the offense with
    
the intent to disseminate the recording.
    (g) Offense based on certain conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she does any of the following:
        (1) Violates Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled
    
Substances Act by unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance.
        (2) Knowingly administers to an individual or causes
    
him or her to take, without his or her consent or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any intoxicating, poisonous, stupefying, narcotic, anesthetic, or controlled substance, or gives to another person any food containing any substance or object intended to cause physical injury if eaten.
        (3) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause a
    
correctional institution employee or Department of Human Services employee to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, or feces by throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material, and the person is an inmate of a penal institution or is a sexually dangerous person or sexually violent person in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
    (h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(4), (d)(4), or (g)(3) is a Class 2 felony.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(3) or (g)(1) is a Class 1 felony.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony when the aggravated battery was intentional and involved the infliction of torture, as defined in paragraph (14) of subsection (b) of Section 9-1 of this Code, as the infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the victim.
    Aggravated battery under subdivision (a)(5) is a Class 1 felony if:
        (A) the person used or attempted to use a dangerous
    
instrument while committing the offense; or
        (B) the person caused great bodily harm or permanent
    
disability or disfigurement to the other person while committing the offense; or
        (C) the person has been previously convicted of a
    
violation of subdivision (a)(5) under the laws of this State or laws similar to subdivision (a)(5) of any other state.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(1) is a Class X felony.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(2) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 45 years.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(5) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 45 years.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(6), (e)(7), or (e)(8) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years.
    Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
        (1) if the person committed the offense while armed
    
with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
        (2) if, during the commission of the offense, the
    
person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
        (3) if, during the commission of the offense, the
    
person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
    (i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
    "Building or other structure used to provide shelter" has the meaning ascribed to "shelter" in Section 1 of the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
    "Domestic violence" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
    "Domestic violence shelter" means any building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to victims or to the dependent children of victims of domestic violence pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Domestic Violence Shelters Act, or any place within 500 feet of such a building or other structure in the case of a person who is going to or from such a building or other structure.
    "Firearm" has the meaning provided under Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and does not include an air rifle as defined by Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
    "Machine gun" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 24-1 of this Code.
    "Merchant" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
    "Strangle" means intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of an individual by applying pressure on the throat or neck of that individual or by blocking the nose or mouth of that individual.
(Source: P.A. 97-597, eff. 1-1-12; incorporates 97-227, eff. 1-1-12, 97-313, eff. 1-1-12, and 97-467, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13; 98-369, eff. 1-1-14; 98-385, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)