Sex offense sentencing in Illinois can include probation, conditional discharge, jail or lengthy prison sentences. If you have been accused of a sex offense crime in Illinois, you need an experienced Illinois sex offense lawyer. Call us today at (312) 466-9466.
Punishment for a sex offense can vary dramatically depending on the specifics of the crime.
Like most crimes, sex offenses are punishable by time locked up in jail or prison.
However, there are additional consequences as well. The length of a sentence varies according to the charge. A single count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault carries a penalty of 6 to 30 years in prison. Use of a weapon other than a firearm adds an additional 10 years to a sentence. Use of a firearm increases any sentence imposed by 15 years. In other words, a single count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with a firearm carries a minimum of 21 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Criminal Sexual Abuse is a Class A misdemeanor for first time offenders. It is punishable by probation, conditional discharge, or up to a year in jail. A person convicted of this offense cannot receive supervision and therefore has a permanent conviction. 730 ILCS 5/5-6-1(c).
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.