The stakes have never been higher for those accused of sex crimes in Illinois. If you or a loved one are accused of sex offense crimes, call our Chicago sex crime lawyers immediately. Our phone number is (312) 466-9466.
A large number of crimes are considered sex offenses in Illinois. Chapter 720 ILCS 5/11, et al. list 31 sex offenses. Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, and 16 are all sex offenses as well, and there are others.
Most of these offenses involve sex acts between adults. Unlike most other offenses, consent is a common defense. This is so because people frequently consent to have sex with one another, while it is extremely unlikely that people would consent to have their money or property taken, their property damaged or to physical harm.
The defense of consent to most sex crimes is part of Illinois law. 720 ILCS 5/12-17. It should be noted, however, that there are restrictions to the consent defense based on age, intelligence, and other factors.
To determine the best strategy for your case, contact our Chicago criminal defense law firm for an in-office consultation.