Very few things are as devastating as being labeled a “sex offender.” This designation can destroy one’s reputation, career, job prospects, and standing in the community. Being convicted of a sexual crime means keeping your name on a public registry and the public being able to find out about your offense. This is in addition to jail time, fines, and other punishment. If you are facing charges then it is crucial that you contact a lawyer immediately in order to protect your future. I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney assisting Illinois residents who face such charges. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Peoria lawyer handling Illinois sex offense cases in state and Federal Court
The word “sex offense” encompasses a wide range of conduct. Depending on the circumstances a defendant may find themselves charged with a misdemeanor or with a felony. Some cases may even result in federal criminal charges. Common examples of sexual related offenses include:
- Failing to register as a sex offender
- Pornography offenses
- Being charged with rape or sexual assault
Those who find themselves charged with these crimes have options. An experienced lawyer may be able to gain a dismissal or it may be possible to beat the charges at trial. If these are not options then counsel can assist you in negotiating the most favorable arrangement possible.
I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney assisting Illinois residents who have been charged with a sex offense. I will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the story, to determine if police violated your rights, and to lay out a strategy for your case going forward. I will quickly file to exclude evidence or statements from Court and will interview any relevant witnesses. I will ensure that you are prepared for trial and will protect your rights throughout the process. The decisions you make going forward will have a dramatic impact on your life. If you need to speak with a lawyer then contact my firm today.
In addition to Peoria, I service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. We also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.
Peoria attorney protecting the rights of those charged with a sex offense
Few things carry the stigma of a sex related criminal charge. At a time like this it is important that you have someone on your side. I am a former prosecuting attorney with more than twenty years of legal experience. I strive to provide a high level of service to each of my clients. I promptly respond to messages, I often give out my cell phone number, and I make himself available to answer any questions you may have. I believe that everyone is entitled to the highest level of respect, regardless of the circumstances. I am ready to assist you.