Types Of Illinois Sex Crimes

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One of the most serious sexual crimes is rape, which is usually regarded as any type of unwanted sexual act. Many of these cases are also considered sexual assault or sexual abuse.

If you've been accused of sexual assault or sexual abuse, you need to respond quickly and effectively to the charges. Consult with an experienced sexual assault defense attorney by calling Donahue, Sowa & Magana at 630-232-1780 or contacting us online. You'll speak to a lawyer who has experience litigating cases involving crimes of a sexual nature.

Law enforcement, prosecutors and the public take sex crimes seriously.

Sexual assault can include a number of different crimes, including forcible rape, unwanted sexual contact, statutory rape and even making sexually suggestive comments. The penalties for these crimes can be harsh, ranging from large fines and counseling to imprisonment and lifetime registration on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

The seriousness of sex crime accusations makes it extremely important to hire an attorney as soon as allegations arise. An experienced sex crime defense attorney can assist you during the investigation prepare and prepare your best defense for the courtroom.

Date Rape & Statutory Rape

In some cases, even though someone gives consent, it may still be illegal to engage in sexual activities with that person. Depending on the situation, an individual who is intoxicated by drugs or alcohol may not legally have the ability to give consent. This is regardless of whether the act was voluntary at the time or if the victim had engaged in sexual activity with the defendant prior to the incident.

In addition, date rape drugs, such as roofies, are often used by offenders to force sexual contact. Recently, awareness of date rape has become much more widespread, but it still remains one of the least-reported types of rape.

In other cases, victims may give full consent for sexual activity, but are not legally able to do so because of their age. When this is the case, the law states that this is the equivalent of not giving consent at all. The severity of punishment for statutory rape crimes may vary depending on the age difference of the individuals involved.

Even if there is only a few years' difference between the people who engaged in sexual activities, the institutional and social penalties for statutory rape can be very harsh. This could include prison time and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

If you've been accused of statutory rape or date rape, you need to contact a sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible to start planning your defense strategies.

Call Donahue, Sowa & Magana today at 630-232-1780 or contact us online.

Sexual assault and sexual abuse laws can be extremely complicated. You need to do everything in your power to prevent sexual accusations from negatively impacting your life forever.

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