Criminal transmission of HIV - Illinois Sexual Assault Laws

In Illinois, the criminal charge of Criminal transmission of HIV is classified as a Class 2 Felony.

Criminal transmission of HIV Crime & Punishment in Illinois :

The Illinois code § 5/12-5.01 defines one degrees of the crime criminal transmission of hiv, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Criminal transmission of HIV - Charge Description Punishment
Class 2 Felony
Occurs when a person knowing that he or she is infected with HIV engages in intimate contact with another. 3-7 years in prison

Criminal transmission of HIV is a charge that is unique to Illinois. Crimes that would be prosecuted as criminal transmission of hiv in Illinois will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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