In Illinois the only thing that will matter is the age the girl was when the event occured. If she was inpregnated while she was still 16, then the man would be liable for sex with a minor.
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In most jurisdictions you will have the option of getting a public defender if you cannot afford a lawyer on your own. Normally you would show up in court on your assigned court date and explain to the judge that you want a lawyer to be appointed to you. The judge might ask you some questions about your finances or have you fill out a financial disclosure form, to be sure that you meet he required level of financial hardship to qualify for a public defender. Remember though that public...
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