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Chicago Sex Offenses Attorney
Sex offenses are some of the worst crimes that you can be accused of. When someone commits a sex crime, victims are violated on the most personal level. Such serious crimes can be penalized with some of the harshest sentencing in the state. In Illinois, sex offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies depending on the offense. Lesser sex offenses include public indecency, solicitation of a prostitute, and prostitution itself. Misdemeanor sex offenses incur up to $2,500 in fines and a jail sentence of up to one year. Most sex offenses are felonies, however, and result in much more severe penalties.
Criminal sexual assault, also known as “rape,” is one of the most serious sex crimes under the Illinois Compiled Statutes. Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony that can land you in prison for up to 15 years. Aggravated criminal assault, which involves a dangerous weapon, bodily harm to the victim, or other aggravating factors, is a Class X felony that can land you in prison for up to 30 years. Certain aggravating factors can add on another 10, 15, 20, or 25 years, or result in a life sentence.
If you are being investigated or have been charged with one of the follow sex offenses, contact the Law Office of William Carlos Weeden today.
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
- Child Pornography
- Criminal Sexual Assault
- Criminal Sexual Abuse
- Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault
- Prostitution & Solicitation
- Public Indecency
- Statutory Rape
Sex crimes are different than any other crime in that they result in lifetime sex offender registration along with criminal sentencing and fines. Sex offenders must provide their personal information to be made available for public viewing in an online database. This allows others to know where convicted sex offenders live at all times. Sex offenders are also restricted from living within a certain distance of a school, playground, or other area where children regularly congregate. This makes it difficult to find a place to live after being convicted of a sex crime. Employers are also hesitant to hire individuals with a sex offense on their criminal record, making it difficult to succeed in a career.
Some Sex Crimes, such as Possession of Child Pornography, can be prosecuted in Federal Court. If you believe that you may be facing Federal Charges, contact our office today.
Chicago Sex Crimes Attorney
If you or a loved one were arrested for a sex crime offense in Chicago, Illinois, you should know that this offense, as a felony, carries serious sentencing possibilities. Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney William Carlos Weeden is uniquely qualified to defend your Illinois criminal case. Drawing upon years of experience as a former prosecutor, criminal law professor, and police misconduct administrator, Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer William Carlos Weeden will analyze the particular circumstances of your case and help you formulate a winning approach. Whether challenging police procedure, negotiating an acceptable plea bargain, or taking your case to trial, Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney William Carlos Weeden will aggressively defend your rights and freedom. Contact our office today at (773) 683-1060 for a confidential initial consultation at no cost.
Law Office of William Carlos Weeden
The information on this website has been provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship or warrant that a certain result will be attained in a specific case. The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. We encourage you to contact us or another legal professional for advice regarding your individual situation.