Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Armed-violence Statute

Just because a gun is in the apartment doesn’t mean defendant was “armed”

August
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On May 29, 2019, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois held a criminal defendant was not “armed” within the meaning of the armed-violence statue when a gun was located on a couch approximately 15 feet away from the defendant.

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