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Gurnee Sex Crimes Attorney

Skilled Attorneys For Sex Crimes Allegations

Sex crimes are likely the most stigmatized type of criminal offense. The mere accusation of sexual misconduct can cause serious problems, like losing your job or experiencing social ostracization. While people charged with crimes like drug possession or simple assault may receive some understanding from the court, those accused of sex crimes likely will not. Like other categories of crime, sex crimes run the gamut of seriousness. Contrary to popular belief, some sex crimes are misdemeanors. Prostitution, for example, is one. However, many - like sexual assault or sexual contact with a minor - are extremely serious felonies. The way your case is handled can make or break not only your criminal record, but your entire future. You need a highly experienced attorney on your side.

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers has the knowledge and experience needed to protect your rights and guard your future prospects both in and out of the courtroom. We are always prepared to go to trial if that is the best course of action for you. Each case is different, so we will conduct a careful review of all facts and allegations involved in your case so that we can provide you with a customized defense strategy.

Gurnee Sex Crimes Lawyer

Prostitution and Related Offenses

Both prostitution and soliciting a prostitute are Class A misdemeanors in Illinois. While these offenses are less serious than many other sex crimes, they can still have a serious impact on multiple aspects of your life. Many landlords will not consider people with a prostitution conviction, believing that they will use the unit for illegal activity.

In some cases, you may have an affirmative defense. One of the major defenses used comes into play if the alleged prostitute was compelled by another person to engage in sex acts in exchange for money. In this event, you may be considered a victim rather than an offender. We will carefully review the facts and circumstances surrounding your alleged illegal activity in order to identify your best defense strategy.

Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving Lake County

Being charged with sexual assault - rape - is an incredibly serious situation. The penalties may include long, mandatory prison terms, especially if violence was used or if you allegedly possessed a weapon at the time of the offense. In many cases, going to trial is the right choice for sexual assault defendants. At trial, we will have the opportunity to question any witnesses or to raise any defenses you may have. These cases often hinge on the issue of consent.

Our attorneys will strive to provide you with the best defense possible under the circumstances. We will discuss all your options with you and help you come to a well-reasoned decision.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes Involving Minors

If there is an alleged child victim involved in your case, you must understand that you are in serious legal jeopardy. No other crime is looked down on quite as harshly as the sexual abuse of a child. In Illinois, a person under the age of 17 years old cannot consent to sex, so the purported consent of the minor cannot help your case. The penalties and level of seriousness of the offense increase if the victim was a younger child. You are likely to be charged with a felony that could carry a sentence of many years in prison.

If you have been charged with a sex crime involving a minor victim, including any offense related to child pornography, a strong defense is critical. We will do all we can to provide you with high-quality representation.

Contact a Waukegan Sex Crimes Defense Attorney

Brady Cole Trial Lawyers is experienced in representing those who have been accused of sex crimes. We make sure all clients are treat as if they are innocent until they are proven guilty. To begin with a free consultation, please contact our firm at 847-752-9639. We serve clients throughout Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

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