Attorneys With In-Depth Knowledge of DuPage County Sex Crime Law
What constitutes a sex crime? The answer is complex. The law on sex offenses differs by jurisdiction. Depending on what state you are in and what courts have power over you, you may face different charges and penalties on conviction.
At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we have in-depth knowledge of federal and Illinois sex crime laws. Serving clients throughout DuPage County and Kane County, Illinois, we keep up to date on legal issues by talking with other lawyers, reading new laws and attending continuing education classes. Because we are constantly handling sex offense cases and because criminal defense is all we do, we have developed exceptionally thorough knowledge that helps our clients achieve the best possible results in Illinois courts.
Illinois Sex Offense Law
Under Illinois law, sex offenders are people who are charged under Illinois law or other similar laws and found guilty of the offense an attempt to commit the offense. Our state's law recognizes many different sex crimes:
- Indecent solicitation of a child
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Sexual misconduct with a person with a disability
- Solicitation for a juvenile prostitute
- Exploitation of a child
- Aggravated criminal sexual assault
- Criminal sexual abuse
Sex Offender Registration
In Illinois, the Sex Offender Registration Act requires that people who are found guilty of certain felony or misdemeanor sex offenses are requires to register as a sex offender. These crimes include indecent solicitation of a child, child pornography and criminal sexual assault.
In order to avoid the registration requirement, you must be found not guilty or acquitted of the charges. This can be a difficult task. At Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we use every possible tactic within the bounds of the law and ethics to help our clients. Unlike other attorneys, who may tell you to plead guilty, we never give up without a fight. We know that people facing a registration requirement are up against a lifetime of trouble. In cases like that, a guilty plea is simply unacceptable.
Contact a Lawyer
If you are in legal trouble, talking to a lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to protect your rights. Contact Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., today. Call us toll free at 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day.