If you have been falsely accused of a sex crime in Illinois, you need to hire an experienced Illinois sex crimes lawyer. Call now to schedule an in-office consultation with our Chicago criminal defense lawyers. Our number is (312) 466-9466.
Sex offenses are also unlike most other crimes because people frequently have a variety of motives to make false claims. For example, sex often involves emotional attachment, and when people are hurt emotionally they sometimes make false accusations in an effort to obtain revenge.
To learn more, read how we were able to get the charges dropped for a client who was falsely accused of a sex crime.
False claims of sexual abuse may come through children. Custody battles and broken relationships sometimes cause vengeful adults to induce children to make false claims of sexual assault or abuse. In addition, overzealous adults can cause young children to make claims of abuse in order to please their interviewer.
Older children are often aware that a claim of sexual abuse will result in the immediate removal of the accused from the child's home. Other motives for false claims of sex crimes include a desire to avoid shame or embarrassment, or an effort to hide a sexual relationship from a spouse or significant other.
A client of ours was falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter. We were able to get a not guilty verdict on this sexual abuse case.