Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking

Definition.  In Illinois, a person commits aggravated vehicular hijacking when he or she commits vehicular hijacking, and:

(1) the person from whose immediate presence the motor vehicle is taken is a physically handicapped person or a person 60 years of age or over; or

(2)a person under 16 years of age is a passenger in the motor vehicle at the time of the offense; or

(3) he or she carries on or about his or her person, or is otherwise armed with a dangerous weapon, other than a firearm; or

(4) he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a firearm; or

(5) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm; or

(6) he or she, during the commission of the offense, personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.

Sentence.  Aggravated vehicular hijacking in violation of sections (1) or (2) above is a Class X felony.  A violation of section (3) above is a Class X felony for which a term of imprisonment of not less than 7 years shall be imposed.  A violation of section (4) above is a Class X felony for which 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.  A violation of section (5) above is a Class X felony for which 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.  A violation of section (6) above is a Class X felony for which 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.