Category Archives: Sex Offenses

St. Charles sex offenses defense attorneySex crimes are some of the most serious offenses a person can be charged with. Because of their violent and harmful nature, sex crime allegations are taken very seriously, and they also come with significant consequences if they result in a conviction. In Illinois, those convicted of certain offenses will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. In these cases, a person’s information will be uploaded to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry website, and the offender’s name, where they live, their photo, and whether or not they are compliant with registration requirements will become publicly accessible.

Offenses Which Require Sex Offender Registration

For certain offenses, whether they are misdemeanor or felony charges, a person convicted of these charges will be required to register as a sex offender. These charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Indecent solicitation of a child
  • Sexual exploitation of a child
  • Patronizing a juvenile prostitute
  • Juvenile pimping
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child
  • Aggravated criminal sexual abuse
  • Forcible detention
  • Indecent solicitation of an adult
  • Pandering, patronizing, or pimping, if the victim is under 18
  • Public indecency
  • Permitting sexual abuse of a child
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Unlawful restraint

In order for a person to be required to register as a sex offender, they must also meet one of a few other criteria. These include:

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sex offender registry, sex crimes, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, registered sex offenders, sex offensesIn Illinois, every individual convicted of a sex crime is required to register with the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. Individuals who are adjudicated as sexually dangerous and individuals who are charged with sex crimes but found not guilty for reason of insanity are also required to register as sex offenders.

The sex offender registry exists to provide information to others in sex offenders’ communities that can help them make decisions about where to buy and rent homes and about whether or not to develop relationships with the convicted sex offenders. Sex offenders are required to register for 10 years after their convictions and renew their registrations annually.

All the Information you are Required to Provide

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sex crime convictions, registered sex offenders, sex offenses, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, Illinois Sex Offender RegistryIn Illinois, all sex crime convictions require the defendant to register with the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. Additionally, certain individuals who are found not guilty by reason of insanity and those adjudicated as sexually dangerous or sexually violent are required to register. Under the Sex Offender Registration Act, it is a crime for an individual who is required to register as a sex offender to fail to do so.

When you are required to register as a sex offender, you are required to share personal information with the police chief of the municipality where you live on a regular basis. Additionally, you are prohibited from going to certain places and engaging in certain activities.

Verifying your Personal Information Regularly

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child pornography possession, Naperville criminal defense attorney, child pornography, child pornography charges, child sex crimesIn the United States, it is illegal for an individual under the age of 18 to appear in pornographic material. It is also illegal for a consumer to intentionally purchase, possess, create, transport, distribute, or share pornographic material that features individuals under 18.

Any interaction with child pornography is a sex crime that can have steep penalties for an individual convicted under Illinois or federal law.

Sometimes, an innocent individual faces a child pornography possession charge and can be subject to these steep penalties if he or she is convicted. There are many viable defenses to a child pornography charge, and the right one for you depends on the nature of your alleged offense.

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sexual abuse charge, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Naperville criminal defense lawyer, sex crimes, sex crime chargeTeenagers lie about their ages. This is especially prevalent on the Internet and in settings like clubs where they mingle with young adults or attempt to buy alcohol. When an adolescent lies about his or her age, an adult could become interested in pursuing a sexual relationship with him or her. This, however, is a sex crime.

In Illinois, the age of consent is 17 years old. This means that children under the age of 17 cannot legally engage in sexual activity with adults or with other minors because they cannot consent to sex.

Finding out a date’s actual age can be a shocking moment for an adult. If you find yourself in this position, stop all contact with the minor and contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately to determine how to proceed with the case.

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