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Sex Crime / Offense Defense Lawyer

Chicago is home to some of the most stringent sexual abuse and sexual assault laws in the country, and being convicted of a sex crime could lead to you facing some harsh consequences. These can range anywhere from hefty fines all the way to the potential to spend decades in prison. In addition to the initial consequences you might face, you could also be required to register as a sex offender for life, which would subsequently destroy your chance at living a normal life. The convictions also stay on your record and would be visible any time a landlord, lender, or potential employer ran a background check.


The Law Firm of Dan Florey is able to offer his clients over 20 years worth of experience sex offense law cases. He has a wealth of experience and information at his disposal and is both willing and capable of levying all of it for your benefit and working to achieve the best possible outcome to your case. If you or a loved one are facing sex offense charges, it is time to seek out the help of a skilled and practiced attorney in order to help salvage your future. Daniel J. Florey can help.


Sex Crime / Offense Attorney

There are many laws in Illinois that punish and prohibit a variety of criminal sexual act. Perhaps the most notable of these ae criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse. These two charges cover a huge range of behaviors and crimes. Sexual abuse, for example, is a rather broad crime that is often used to punish a variety of sexual conduct issues. Sexual assault, on the other hand, is used to punish criminal sexual penetration and is more commonly known as rape.


Criminal sexual abuse can be defined in a number of ways.


These include:

  • Sexual conduct made with the knowledge that the victim is incapable of giving consent or understanding the situation

  • Sexual conduct made either through the threat of force or the use of force

  • Sexual penetration or conduct with an individual between 13 and 17 years of age while the perpetrator is less than five years senior to the victim

  • Sexual penetration or conduct with an individual between 9 and 17 years of age where the perpetrator is aware of the victim’s age


Criminal sexual abuse is classified as a Class A Misdemeanor in Illinois.


Criminal sexual assault is considered a serious crime and can carry with it harsh consequences should you be convicted. As with sexual abuse, there are a number of different ways in which criminal sexual assault is defined.


These include sexual contact or penetration where the perpetrator:

  • Uses the threat of force or the act of force

  • Is 17 years old or older and also occupies a position of authority or trust over the victim, where the victim is between 13 and 18 years of age

  • Is also a family member of the individual assaulted

  • Is aware of the fact that the victim is not capable of consenting to the act or understanding the act


First-time sexual assault offenses are considered Class 1 Felonies and could lead to up to 15 years in prison and $25,000 worth of fines. In addition, subsequent offenses are then considered a Class X Felony and punishable by up to 60 years in prison and as much as a $25,000 fine.


Sex Offenses Defense

If you are facing charges of a sex offense of any kind, it is important to take the time to reach out and contact a sex offense lawyer who can help protect your rights and ensure your case is handled fairly and impartially. An experienced attorney can help determine if the allegation in question is baseless, inaccurate, or malicious in nature by carefully investigating the situation and then putting together the best legal defense possible to ensure the best outcome possible. You should seek the aid of an experienced attorney before speaking with law enforcement about the allegations you are facing.


Contact an experienced sex crime / offense attorney today for help!

If you are facing charges for a sex offense crime, you need a skilled attorney to help represent you. The Law Firm of Dan Florey can help! Contact him today for a free consultation.

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