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Chicago Sex Crimes Attorney

Sexual Crimes Lawyer in Chicago

Of the different types of offenses that can result in criminal charges, sex crimes are among the most serious. They can carry severe penalties, including imprisonment for years or decades and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. The requirement to register as a sex offender can limit a person's employment opportunities, place restrictions on where they can live, and affect nearly every aspect of their life. Those who are accused of sexual offenses may face a variety of difficulties, and even if they are never convicted, their reputations may be permanently damaged.

Because of these serious consequences, it is crucial for anyone who has been charged with a sex crime to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, we understand the legal and personal issues that are involved in these cases, and we can help defendants protect their rights. Regardless of the circumstances involved in a case or the specific crimes a person is accused of, we work towards achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Defense Against Illinois Sex Crime Charges

We provide aggressive, effective representation for those who are accused of sexual offenses, including:

  • Criminal sexual assault - Offenses in which a person is accused of having sexual intercourse with a person without receiving consent are typically classified as Class 1 felonies. Aggravated sexual assault charges, which may apply if a person is accused of carrying a weapon, inflicting bodily harm, or using "date rape" drugs, will usually be charged as Class X felonies with sentence enhancements that may result in multiple decades in prison.
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault - This offense involves sexual assault against a child under the age of 13. It is a Class X felony, and if certain circumstances are involved in a case, a person may be sentenced to life in prison.
  • Criminal sexual abuse - Acts of non-penetrative sexual conduct without consent may result in Class 4 felony charges. If aggravating circumstances are involved in a case, such as bodily harm, carrying a dangerous weapon, or a victim under the age of 13, Class 2 or Class 1 felony charges may apply.
  • Public indecency - Acts such as exposing oneself to others or engaging in sex acts in public may be charged as Class A misdemeanors, although a charge may be elevated to a felony in certain situations.
  • Prostitution - Offering or agreeing to engage in sex acts in exchange for compensation or soliciting sex from others will typically result in Class A misdemeanor charges. However, felony charges may apply for certain offenses related to prostitution, including patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution. Cases involving juvenile prostitution will usually result in more serious felony charges.
  • Internet sex crimes - Sexual offenses involving the use of computers or other devices may result in misdemeanor or felony charges. These offenses may involve contacting children online and attempting to meet them for sexual purposes, distributing harmful material to children, or sharing private sexual images or videos online with the intent of causing harm.
  • Crimes against children - Sexual offenses that affect minors are taken very seriously, and they will often result in enhanced penalties. In addition to sexual assault, sexual abuse, and juvenile prostitution, they may involve indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, and a variety of other offenses.
  • Child pornography - Possessing, distributing, or producing images, videos, or other materials depicting minors engaging in sexual conduct may result in serious felony charges. Since these offenses often involve digital files being transmitted or distributed using computers and networks and multiple states or countries, a person may face federal charges.

Contact Our Chicago Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, we understand how difficult it can be to face criminal charges for sexual offenses. Our experienced, knowledgeable attorney is committed to providing clients with effective legal representation while fighting for their rights and ensuring that they are treated fairly during proceedings in criminal courts. If you have become aware that you are being investigated for a sex crime, or if you are facing accusations and criminal charges in these types of cases, we encourage you to contact our office today at 312-627-9482 and set up a free consultation. We will thoroughly review the circumstances in your case and advise you on the defense strategies that are available, ensuring that you will be able to take the proper steps to resolve these matters successfully.

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