(720 ILCS 5/3-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 3-2)
(a) "Affirmative defense" means that unless the State's evidence raises
the issue involving the alleged defense, the defendant, to raise the issue,
must present some evidence thereon.
(b) If the issue involved in an affirmative defense, other than insanity,
is raised then the
State must sustain the burden of proving the defendant guilty beyond a
reasonable doubt as to that issue together with all the other elements of
the offense. If the affirmative defense of insanity is raised, the defendant
bears the burden of proving by clear and convincing
evidence his insanity
at the time of the offense.
(Source: P.A. 89-404, eff. 8-20-95; 90-593, eff. 6-19-98.)