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Criminal Sexual Abuse Illinois

A person accused of committing criminal sexual abuse in Illinois could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the individual circumstances of the case. No matter the exact severity of the alleged crime, a conviction for it can bring severe criminal penalties.

A conviction for sexual abuse in Illinois can bring the following sentencing requirements:

  • Lengthy jail or prison time
  • High fines
  • Restitution paid to the victim
  • Mandatory sex offender registration
  • Hours of community service
  • Probation

Are you currently feeling unfairly judged by the criminal justice system and society after being accused of criminal sexual abuse in Illinois? Pissetzky Law LLC and our attorneys in Chicago for sex offenses can help you clear your name and defend your rights. From the first moment of your case to the last, we are adamant about doing everything in our power to secure the best possible case result, whether that be a case dismissal, not guilty verdict, or charge reduction.


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What is Criminal Sexual Abuse in Illinois?

Illinois law defines criminal sexual abuse as:

  • Commits an act of sexual conduct by the use of force or threat of force; or
  • Commits an act of sexual conduct and knows that the victim is unable to understand the nature of the act or is unable to give knowing consent

Sexual abuse may become an escalated charge if the defendant is a minor under the age of 17. As with any sex crime, it should be assumed that the prosecution will work adamantly to secure a conviction in a sex abuse case, regardless of the actions allegedly carried out by the defendant.

 

 

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The defense counsel in a criminal sexual abuse case in Illinois has the unwavering and inalienable duty to do everything possible to protect the defendant from a conviction. Our Chicago sex crime attorneys both understand and advocate the importance of this duty. When you retain our services for your criminal sexual abuse defense case, you will see that we are second-to-none when it comes to delivering passionate and compassionate defense for people in need, for people in situations just like yours. Our law firm focuses almost-exclusively felony defense cases, giving us insight and knowledge that few other Illinois criminal defense lawyers can claim.

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TYPES OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Types of sexual misconduct that can be cited in a criminal sexual abuse case include:

  • Groping
  • Sodomy
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Recording sexual acts

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in Illinois

In Illinois, criminal sexual abuse can escalate to aggravated criminal sexual abuse (a felony) if the defendant introduces a threat of force or actual force while committing sexual misconduct, including using a firearm.

If the alleged victim of the sexual misconduct was unable to provide legal consent due to intoxication, impairment, unconsciousness, and any other reason that would remove the ability to give consent to sexual behavior, it will also be classified as aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Other factors that can classify the crime as a Class 2 felony include if the alleged victim is 60 years old or older, if the criminal sexual misconduct happens while another felony crime is conducted, or if the alleged victim is younger than 13 years old.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE?

Sexual abuse for a first time offense is normally charged as a Class 4 felony. The punishment for this usually comes with one to three years in in prison as well as fines up to $25,000. Penalties become more severe with each subsequent offense.

As a Class 2 felony, aggravated criminal sexual abuse can carry with it extreme penalties upon conviction:

  • The state may utilize a prison sentence between 3 and 7 years for this crime, with the added possibility of a minimum sentencing requirement.
  • Fines for an aggravated criminal sexual abuse conviction can range up to $25,000.

 

 

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