Written by attorney Raymond George Wigell

Age in Criminal Law

When being charged with a crime in Illinois, age can play a significant role under certain circumstances. The issue of age can be significant in relation to both the individual charged and the victim of the alleged offense. Age can also play a role in determining the type of charge that is filed against the offender which could also have an impact on sentencing parameters. Certain circumstances where the issue of age plays a role includes: Sex Offenses in regards to the issue of consent; Charging Decisions based upon the age of the Offender or Victim; When the offender commits a crime as a minor

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