Being arrested for or accused of committing a sex crime can impact the rest of your life. Not only could you be facing serious penalties, but your reputation is at risk, as are your relationships, your career & freedom. More than perhaps any other crime, people tend to jump to conclusions when they hear of an alleged sex crime. Most often, those accused are judged guilty in the hearts and minds of the public before the trial even begins. Being accused of a sex crime can affect your life in a number of different ways, even if the case never makes it to trial. For this reason, it is imperative that you speak with the PGO Law Firm right away.
Challenging the Evidence
Illinois does not take sex offenses lightly. Due to the serious nature of the charges, they are investigated thoroughly. This means that substantial evidence needs to be gathered to prove the offense occurred. At the PGO Law Firm, we will carefully review the evidence and find the weak points that can be challenged.
Defense Against A Sex Offense Charge May Involve:
- Challenging false witness testimony
- Verifying forensic & DNA testing
- Challenging the prosecution for creating misleading witness interviews
- Examining the possibility of mistaken identity
- Ensuring racial, economic, or political bias did not play a role in the arrest
Illinois Sexual Offender Registry
One of the most serious penalties that someone can face after a sex crime conviction is mandatory registration with the sex offender database. This public list clearly states personal information about you, including your address; details of the conviction; distinguishing features about yourself such as height, weight & whether you have any outstanding warrants. Effective almost immediately after a conviction, you must register with a local police station to be placed on the list. Failure to update your registry listing address or information change can lead to an arrest and further penalties.
Whether charges have been brought against you or you are under investigation. The PGO Law Firm is extremely knowledgeable about sex crimes and the way they are investigated and tried in Cook & Will County, giving us an advantage over your case.
We Represent A Range of Sex Crimes, Such As:
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
Our goal is to keep our clients off of this registry whenever possible. Even in situations where a defendant has committed a crime, it may be possible to declassify the charge as a sex offense. Protecting our clients' futures is our priority, and we work closely with them to secure the best possible outcome.