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Sexual Assault

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Chicago Sexual Assault Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Sexual Assault Charges in Illinois

Sexual assault, or rape, is committed when a person engages a penetrative sexual act against another without their consent or ability to provide consent. This can pertain to sexual acts against minors and mentally disabled by the use or threat of force. If you have been accused or arrested for rape or sexual assault, the consequences of those charges are devastating. Not only do you face considerable time in prison and expensive fines, but your reputation may be permanently damaged.

At the Law Office of Steven Fine, we understand the stigma associated with sexual assault. Our Chicago sex crime lawyer will conduct his own thorough investigation in order to construct an aggressive defense strategy for you.

Sexual Assault Penalties in Illinois

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and whether there are any previous rape convictions, violation of Illinois sexual assault laws can range between four years and life in prison if convicted. Along with the harsh penalties, you are required to be registered as a sex offender for the rest of your life.

The following are the penalties associated with sexual assault:

  • Criminal Sexual Assault
    • First Conviction – Class 1 Felony
      • Between four and 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
    • Second Conviction – Class X Felony
      • Between 30 and 60 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
    • Class X Felony
      • Between 6 and 30 years in prison, with potential extension up to life in prison

Contact Our Chicago Sexual Assault Lawyer Today

Our founding defense attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of the legal system surrounding sex crimes. Understanding what you’re up against in and outside the courtroom is crucial, he is prepared to protect your rights and your reputation.

Contact our firm and schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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