Illinois is known as a state that is tough on sex offenses. Only an experienced Illinois sex crime lawyer knows how to win a sex crime case and help you avoid a long prison sentence. Call our Illinois sex crime lawyers today at (312) 466-9466.
If you've been convicted of a sex crime in Illinois, you will face stiff penalties. Sex offense sentencing in Illinois is one of the toughest in the country.
An important factor in sex offenses is the possibility of consecutive sentences for each act. In most criminal cases in Cook County, defendants receive a concurrent sentence even if there are several counts.
However, anyone convicted of Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, or Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child must receive consecutive sentences. In other words, if a person is convicted of a rape involving oral, anal and digital penetration, the minimum sentence is 21 years, assuming no other aggravating factors such as firearms are involved.
Prosecutors frequently produce indictments that look like telephone books with as many counts as they can think of adding in an effort to threaten huge consecutive sentences. Our office has often made a motion to strike counts which are repetitive or involve the same act.
Sentences for sex offenses involve many variables and aggravating factors, such as the age of the alleged victim or the presence of a weapon. An in-depth consultation is necessary to determine any likely punishment.