Cook County Sex Crime Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney in Evanston
Sex crimes involve the performance of an illegal sexual act against someone. Anyone accused of a sex crime in our society today is often seen as a pervert, sexual predator, or sexual deviant. Once labeled as such, it becomes extremely difficult to erase that image.
Neighbors, friends and co-workers may view that person with distrust and suspicion. Even law enforcement will keep a very close eye on that person, and follow up on them whenever any sex crime is committed in an area where they live. If you or someone you know has been accused of such a crime in Evanston, seek a qualified criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.
Potential Penalties for Sex Crimes in Illinois
Penalties for sex crimes are extremely severe in Illinois, especially if these crimes are repeated. Gambling with your representation may very well mean gambling with your life.
Every sex crime in the State of Illinois is a felony and can carry with it sentences of:
- 4-15 years in prison for a first conviction
- 30-60 years in prison for a second conviction
- Life in prison if the criminal sexual assault is aggravated
Defending Criminally Accused Residents of Evanston, Illinois
At Pfeifer & Pfeifer, Attorneys at Law we have highly skilled and experienced attorneys who have represented numerous clients for sex crimes charges. With more than 50 years of experience in criminal defense and litigation, we are seasoned lawyers in handling these types of charges. We will provide you with the individual attention you deserve and keep you informed throughout the duration of your case.
Some of the sex crimes that we can assist you with include:
- Criminal sexual assault
- Aggravated criminal sexual assault
- Criminal sexual abuse
- Aggravated criminal sexual abuse
- Predatory criminal sexual assault
Need a lawyer for sex crime defense in Cook County?
If you are convicted of a sex crime you may be labeled a "sexual predator" which can affect the rest of your life. In Illinois, the law requires many people convicted of a sex offense to register as a convicted sex offender wherever you live and will publish your identity and current residence to be displayed on a national registry.
It is essential you do not take any chances if you have been charged with a sex crime. Failing to take the proper steps to protect yourself with a skilled Cook County criminal defense attorney could result in you taking a very big risk with your future.
You need to contact our firm immediately for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you.