Any criminal charge is serious, but a sex crime allegation can follow you for the rest of your life, even when you’re acquitted. These crimes carry a heavy social stigma and can bring severe consequences in terms of criminal and collateral penalties. These can range from the ruin of your reputation, loss of trust by family and friends, personal humiliation, job and career damage, to prison terms and mandatory sex offender registration.
It’s easy to feel hopeless if you find yourself in this situation, which is why you need a skilled criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and social standing. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, we understand that not every person who is accused of sexual assault, prostitution, or any other sexual offense is guilty. Our job and purpose is not to judge but to see that your right to quality legal representation is upheld and carried out no matter what charge you face.
Sex Crimes in Illinois
Drawing on our experience defending clients accused of sex offenses, we understand the sensitive nature of these allegations and are committed to handling your case with the care it requires. Our defense may try to show the act involved consent rather than criminal behavior. We may also be able to challenge the prosecution by proving you were elsewhere at the time the offense was committed or that the alleged acts never occurred. In any event, we will exhaustively investigate the facts and circumstances of the evidence for weaknesses, attack those weaknesses in court, and work to reduce or prevent criminal penalties.
Our Chicago sex crimes attorney represents clients charged with any of the following crimes:
- Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
- Criminal Sexual Abuse and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
- Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (Child Molestation)
- Indecent Solicitation of a Child
- Traveling to Meet a Minor
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child
- Public Indecency
- Possession of Child Pornography and Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Depending on the offense, sex crime charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies. Regardless of the severity of the offense, however, a conviction will have serious and long-lasting consequences beyond your sentence. You may be placed on probation or incarcerated, where fellow convicts often treat sex offenders harshly. You may have to register as a sex offender which can limit your job opportunities, destroy your social life, and restrict where you live. However, our firm will work vigorously to mount a strong defense seeking the best possible outcome.
We Put a Skilled & Tenacious Attorney in Your Corner
The Law Offices of James F. Quattro knows how serious and embarrassing sex crime allegations can be. You can count on our commitment and determination to provide you with the highest levels of professionalism in building your defense. Contact us immediately to learn more in the free, initial consultation we offer.