Dismembering a Human Body
According to Illinois law, dismembering a human body is a serious criminal offense. Regardless of how long the individual had been deceased or the relationship of the perpetrator to the individual, it is strictly forbidden to “sever, separate, dissect, or mutilate” any part of a deceased person’s body. While exceptions do exist in particular circumstances, those who are found guilty of committing this criminal act face a Felony X charge, one of the most serious criminal charges in Illinois law.
If you or someone you know has been accused of dismembering a human body, it is important that you have a strong legal defense to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. Contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional.
Exceptions to Dismemberment Regulations
The dismemberment of a human body may be permissible in the following circumstances:
- Making an anatomical gift according to the regulations set forward in the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act
- Buying or selling products made from human body parts for medical research
- Coroners performing an autopsy
- Emergency medical personnel attempting to perform life-saving medical procedures
If convicted of dismembering a human body, the penalties are incredibly severe, including mandatory minimum sentences of 6-30 years in prison and no possibility of probation.
If you or someone you know has been accused of dismembering a human body, you are facing life-changing consequences. Contact the Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000 to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself against this damaging accusation.