Fighting Sex Crime Charges On Your Behalf
Except for homicide, a sex crime is the most serious offense anyone can be charged with. If you are convicted, incarceration is only one of your worries. You will also have to register as a sex offender once your prison term is finished.
Fortunately, the firm of Fawell & Fawell is ready to provide you with the determined representation you need. Having a skilled lawyer on your side is the secret to making sure your day in court is a fair one. Let Wheaton attorney Alex Fawell advocate for the best possible outcome under the facts of your case.
Criminal Sexual Assault
Illinois does not use the word “rape” in its legal code, nor does it make a distinction between using force and having relations with someone who is incapable of giving consent (i.e., statutory rape).
For a first offense, you can be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. For a second offense, you can face up to 30 years in prison or, for an extended sentence, up to life in prison. Illinois law also has aggravated sexual assault, which usually involves the commission of another crime.
Criminal Sexual Abuse
Illinois defines criminal sexual abuse either as a Class A misdemeanor or a felony depending on certain circumstances, such as the use of force or threat of force. Essentially, criminal sexual abuse happens when an older person performs a sex act with a minor, since the minor is too young to legally give consent.
Misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse carries up to a year of jail time. A felony offense carries up to 13 years. The judge has the discretion of sentencing you to probation.
Let Attorney Alex Fawell Begin Developing Your Defense Today
As your lawyer, Mr. Fawell will do his utmost to defend you in court, either to gain an acquittal, a not guilty verdict or a reduced sentence. Don’t wait to get him on your side. He can begin developing a defense strategy for you today.