Chicago Statutory Rape Defense Attorney
Accused of statutory rape?
Statutory rape is a serious crime in Illinois, carrying with it severe penalties if convicted, including registration as a sex offender. If you or a loved one has been accused of, or charged with statutory rape it is most important to get the assistance of a qualified Chicago criminal lawyer. The
criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege understands the need to act quickly and is determined to win. The firm also serves the areas of Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston.
While alleged rape and
sexual assault accusations may hinge upon the issue of consent, in the case of statutory rape consent is not legally valid. For example, in the case of a minor, an individual under the age of 18 legally cannot consent. This also holds for individuals who are mentally disabled regardless of age, as well as individuals who are unconscious or intoxicated. An experienced criminal defense attorney from the firm understands that an accusation of rape is not always representative of the facts, that there may be ulterior motives behind the accusation.
Statutory Rape Defense Lawyer in Chicago
Therefore, a thorough investigation into the circumstances is necessary, the strength of evidence must be scrutinized, and a compelling defense strategy will be prepared by an aggressive criminal defense attorney from the firm, whose priority is fighting for the freedom of the client. The legal team at the firm understands the devastating effect on a person's life that a conviction will have and so draws on its considerable expertise in advocating for clients accused of sex crimes such as sexual battery, child abuse, child molestation, child pornography, and internet sex crimes. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free and confidential consultation with a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.
Contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege who aggressively works in your defense.