In the state of Illinois these offenses are considered Sex Crimes:
- Computer and Internet Sex Crimes
- Indecent Exposure
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Sexual harassment
Depending on the seriousness of the charge, the sex offense can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony.
Some actions involving sex are illegal misdemeanors under Illinois law, unless the person charged has been convicted of a previous offense or unless a child is involved, in which case they are felonies that carry more severe punishment. Prostitution, pimping, and solicitation are misdemeanors.
It is criminal sexual abuse, sometimes called statutory rape, for anyone to have sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 17. If the accused is over five years older than the other person, it is a felony. Criminal sexual abuse can also be sexual conduct other than sexual penetration in which force is used or the victim was unable to consent.
Those found guilty of a sex crime are called sex offenders, and are required by federal law to register with a law enforcement agency regularly. The frequency would depend on the type of the sex crime and on the age of the victim. This is a very serious and some offenses may result in you having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
As a former state’s attorney, Michael Brennan understands the serious repercussions that a sex crime, felony, or misdemeanor may have on your life or that of a family member or friend.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, our attorneys are proud to represent and care about our clients. We thrive on winning cases for our clients. We know the devastation that a sexual crime conviction can bring to an individual or his/her family. We will answer your questions and guide you through the whole process, working to take away some of the confusion and uncertainty that comes along any theft charge, while all along seeking the most favorable outcome for you or your loved one.
Contact Michael J. Brennan for your free, no obligation consultation. An answering service is available 24 hours a day, and Michael is available for consultations in both Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois – you have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Do not leave your freedom to chance.