Chicago Sex Crime Attorney
Seeking the Best Possible Outcome
Sex-related offenses are often prosecuted harshly and result in severe penalties. If you have been arrested for a sex crime, you should consult with an experienced attorney immediately. When you turn to DRD Law, LLC, you can work with a Chicago sex crime lawyer that has your best interest in mind. We can create an effective defense strategy that can help to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Our firm defends people accused of all types of sex crimes, including:
- Sexual assault
- Lewd and lascivious behavior
- Possession of child pornography
- Child sex crimes
- Improper touching
- Internet sex crimes
Criminal Sexual Assault
Criminal sexual assault is one of the most frequently prosecuted sex crimes in Illinois. In general, an individual commits criminal sexual assault if he or she commits an act of sexual penetration without the victim’s consent.
There are four primary types of criminal sexual assault, including:
- The defendant used or threatened force to engage in sexual penetration against the victim
- The victim did not understand the nature of the act and could not give proper consent to sexual penetration
- The alleged offender engaged in sexual penetration with a family member who is under the age of 18
- The defendant held a position of authority, supervision, or trust over a victim between the ages of 13 and 17
Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Second and subsequent sexual assault offenses are charged as a Class X felony, carrying a prison term of 6 to 30 years, an extended sentence of 30 to 60 years, or life imprisonment. The prison sentence for a Class X felony is mandatory, and probation is not an option.
Sex Offender Registration
If convicted for a sex crime in the state of Illinois, you will be required to register as a sex offender. This means that even after you have served your time, you will experience significant challenges to adjusting to your new life. Not only are there restrictions on where you can live, but you also will not be able to obtain certain forms of employment. In addition, those in your community will have access to information about your conviction on a statewide sex offender database. The only way for an adult to be removed from the sex offender registry is if they are pardoned or found to be wrongfully convicted.
Developing a Powerful Defense to Sex Crime Charges
Due to the severe and long-lasting consequences of a sex-related offense, most defendants charged with a sex crime should not plead guilty but rather demand a trial. Since the prosecution must prove that a defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, it is often difficult for them to obtain a conviction. DRD Law, LLC is here to help you formulate a strong defense against your charges so that you can avoid jail time, fines, and sex offender registration.
Call (312) 702-1811 today to discuss your rights and options with a Chicago sex crime attorney.