Chicago Rape Attorney
Being Charged with Rape
If you are charged with rape, find out that you are being investigated for rape, or have been accused of rape, it is urgent to consult with a qualified Chicago sex crimes lawyer to immediately mount an effective strategy. If charges have not yet been filed, an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege may, by working with law enforcement personnel and prosecutors, prevent charges being filed. As with many things, it is easier to prevent a charge from being filed through providing investigators or prosecutors with key information beforehand than to disprove a charge of rape in court. Rape defense requires a great deal of investigation, interviewing witnesses or potential witnesses, determining any ulterior motives, examining the police investigation for errors, misinformation, conflicting information, examining evidence and documenting all the results. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer from the firm will answer all your questions and explore all possible avenues for effective defense.
Rape Defense Lawyer in Chicago
Rape is usually defined as sexual penetration without consent usually through the use of force or threat of harm. So the question of rape and sexual assault often hinges on the matter of consent. Since there are seldom any witnesses of the incident, often the only information as to the actual events comes from the accuser and the accused.
Sex crimes such as rape, spousal rape, sexual assault and sexual battery are serious crimes in Illinois which in the case of a conviction carry severe sentences and require registration as a sex offender. This can make it difficult to find a place to live and get a job. Therefore an experienced rape defense lawyer from the firm will carefully examine DNA test results, and other forensic evidence as well as evaluating the strength of the evidence the prosecution has in order to prepare the most effective defense strategy. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free and confidential consultation with a dedicated Chicago criminal defense attorney who will fight for you.
Contact a Chicago sex crime attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege who aggressively works in your defense.