Illinois Statutes Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses §-1.Solicitation and solicitation of murder

§ 8-1.  Solicitation and solicitation of murder.

(a) Solicitation.  A person commits the offense of solicitation when, with intent that an offense be committed, other than first degree murder, he or she commands, encourages, or requests another to commit that offense.

(b) Solicitation of murder.  A person commits the offense of solicitation of murder when he or she commits solicitation with the intent that the offense of first degree murder be committed.

(c) Sentence.  A person convicted of solicitation may be fined or imprisoned or both not to exceed the maximum provided for the offense solicited, except that the penalty shall not exceed the corresponding maximum limit provided by subparagraph (c) of Section 8-4 of this Code.  Solicitation of murder is a Class X felony, and a person convicted of solicitation of murder shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years, except that a person convicted of solicitation of murder when the person solicited was a person under the age of 17 years shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 20 years and not more than 60 years.


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