Chicago Sex Crime Attorney
Accused of a Sexual Offense?
Although once commonly known only as "rape", the laws in Illinois that relate to offenses of a sexual nature have expanded greatly over the years to include statutes now known as criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, permitting sexual abuse of a child, custodial sexual misconduct, and sexual relations within families, amongst others. At the same time, the public outcry over offenses of this nature has grown exponentially with a concurrent increase in penalties and potential jail time.
Sex Offender Registration in Illinois
In addition to the potential for significant jail time and punishment, the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act was created to keep track of certain sexual offenders and require registration generally on a yearly basis with the police, sometimes for a period of years and sometimes for life. As sex registration regulates whether an offender can live and work in certain places, it has the potential to seriously affect a defendant for the rest of their life. In addition, the required time periods for registration are closely monitored, and as our office has experienced with past clients, the late registration of even one day will likely result in a warrant for arrest with a very high bail. The Act also allows the creation of a Sex Offender Database that allows ready access by citizens in Chicago and other cities across Illinois.
Other Crimes of a Sexual Nature
Other charges of a sexual nature in Illinois include prostitution, solicitation, public indecency, obscenity, and child pornography. Each crime carries with it different penalties as some are non-registerable probationable misdemeanors while others are high level felonies with mandatory minimum punishment and sex registration.
Get the Help You Need from our Chicago Sex Crime Lawyers
Anytime that someone is charged with a sex offense in Illinois, it is strongly advised that they hire an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney to help guide them through this difficult and contentious process. Each offense has serious potential consequences for the defendant's future, freedom and employment. The lawyers associated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC are all experienced criminal attorneys that have handled many hundreds of such cases. It's important to get good advice right from the start so call us today at (800) 996-4824 or (312) 644-0444 for a free no-obligation consultation or appointment at an office near you.
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