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Defending Clients Charged With Rape In Illinois

If you’re facing rape charges in Illinois, having a skilled and dedicated defense attorney by your side is crucial. PGO Law Firm, led by an experienced Frankfort rape defense attorney, is here to protect your rights and provide you with the aggressive representation you deserve.

My compassionate approach and extensive legal knowledge ensure your case will be handled promptly. Contact me today to discuss your situation and receive the guidance you need during this challenging time.

What Is Considered Rape In Illinois?

In Illinois, rape is defined as engaging in sexual penetration without consent. It involves the use of force, the threat of force, or taking advantage of a person’s inability to give consent due to age, mental incapacity, or intoxication.

What Are The Penalties For Rape In Illinois?

The penalties for rape will depend on the circumstances of the case and the type of rape that occurred. The most severe type of rape is called aggravated criminal sexual assault. Aggravated criminal sexual assault involves using a weapon, serious injury to the victim or other aggravating factors. This type of rape is a Class X felony, the most serious type of felony in the state. The penalties for this type of rape include prison time of up to 30 years and fines of up to $25,000.

Other types of rape are criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse. These types of rape are Class A and Class B felonies, respectively. The penalties for these crimes are less severe than aggravated criminal sexual assault, but they can still result in several years of prison time and thousands of dollars in fines. All of these crimes are very serious and should not be taken lightly.

What Are Common Defenses To Rape Charges?

Rape cases are serious, and your defense requires an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to build a strong case on your behalf. I will take the time to consider all of the evidence and what the best defense strategy will be. Common defenses to rape charges include lack of evidence, valid consent was obtained, innocence and false allegations.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Rape In Illinois?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for rape is 20 years. This means the state has 20 years to bring charges against a person for rape over 20 years ago. This time limit applies to all types of rape, including aggravated criminal sexual assault.

How Can PGO Law Firm Help You?

When you work with me at PGO Law Firm, you can trust that you will receive the personalized attention and care you deserve. I use my years of experience to your advantage through every step of your case.

You can rely on me to fight tirelessly for you. To build a strong defense, I will always take the following actions:

  • Thoroughly investigating the evidence, the circumstances and witness statements
  • Examine all physical evidence and digital communications
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Consider all relevant possibilities when building a strong case on your behalf
  • Defending you in court and in front of a jury

If you face rape charges, you cannot afford to take a chance with your future. The legal representation you choose can play a huge role in the outcome of your case.

Contact A New Lenox Rape Defense Lawyer Today

When facing rape accusations in Will or DuPage County, you need a dedicated and experienced legal advocate to protect your rights and fight for your defense. I am committed to providing you with the utmost support and strategic representation throughout the legal process.

With my in-depth knowledge of Illinois laws and extensive courtroom experience, I strive to achieve the most favorable outcome for my clients. To schedule a free consultation at my New Lenox office, call me at 630-912-5051 or fill out my online contact form.