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Sex Offenses Including Rape in Illinois

Posted by attorney Mitchell Sexner

Illinois law recognizes a number of different sex offenses. Illinois sex offenses include, but are not limited to, criminal sexual abuse, the indecent solicitation of a child, public indecency, sexual abuse, sexual assault, prostitution, obscenity, and child pornography.

A sex offense may be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the sex offense charged. Even the allegation that a person has committed a sex offense can have serious and lasting consequences on a person's personal life and professional life. A conviction for a sex offense may result in extensive imprisonment and/or probation. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, Illinois law may require a person convicted of a sex offense to register as a sex offender and to comply with reporting requirements.

The failure to comply with these extensive reporting requirements may result in additional criminal charges. A person charged with a sex offense should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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The best outcome for a person facing such a charge is to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case. However, if the prosecution is unwilling to dismiss the case, experienced attorneys can review your case to determine whether a defense may apply. In most cases, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, so if an agreement cannot be reached with the prosecutor or judge, your criminal defense attorney will be properly prepared to take your case to trial.

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