If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Chicago or DuPage County, you are facing long prison sentences, financially-devastating fines, and possible lifelong sex offender registration. Even after you serve your time in prison, you can never regain the life you had before your conviction. You need aggressive legal representation to protect your future.
Illinois sex crime defense lawyers Dominick Dolci and Pat Weiland are former prosecutors and seasoned criminal trial lawyers with over 45 years experience handling high-stakes criminal defense cases. They have both been recognized as Top 100 National Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Consultations are free, so call us today to discuss your case. We will personally review all aspects of your sex crime charge, discuss your legal options, and offer you the option to retain a team of aggressive, seasoned Illinois criminal defense attorneys to fight for you.
Illinois Sex Crimes
Illinois lists and defines sex crimes in 720 ILCS 5/11. If you have been charged with any of these crimes, our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to represent you.
- Criminal Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
- Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child
- Criminal Sexual Abuse
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
- Indecent Solicitation of a Child
- Indecent Solicitation of an Adult
- Solicitation to Meet a Child
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child
- Permitting Sexual Abuse of a Child
- Failure to Report Sexual Abuse of a Child
- Custodial Sexual Misconduct
- Presence Within a School Zone or Public Park of a Child Sex Offender
- Sexual Misconduct with a Person with a Disability
- Sexual Relations Within Families
- Solicitation of a Sexual Act
- Promoting Prostitution
- Promoting Juvenile Prostitution
- Patronizing a Prostitute
- Patronizing a Minor Engaged in Prostitution
- Child Pornography
- Harmful Material
- Posting Identifying Information on a Pornographic Website
- Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images
- Child Photography by a Sex Offender
- Traveling to Meet a Child
- Public Indecency
Criminal Sexual Assault
Criminal Sexual Assault occurs when sexual penetration is combined with the use of force or the threat of force or the victim is unable to understand the act or give consent. Criminal Sexual Assault also occurs when the victim is under age 18 and the alleged offender is a family member, or when the alleged offender holds a position of trust and the victim is between 13 and 18 years of age.
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault is Criminal Sexual Assault with any of these aggravating factors:
- Using a dangerous weapon
- Causing bodily harm
- Threatening or endangering the life of the victim or another person
- Committing any other felony
- The victim is age 60 or older
- The alleged offender is under 17 years of age and the victim is between ages nine and 13.
- The victim is under 9 years of age.
- The victim has a physical disability
- The alleged offender gives the victim a controlled substance without the victim's consent
- The alleged offender discharges a firearm during the offense
- The alleged offender discharges a firearm during the offense and caused great bodily harm, permanent injury, or death to a person.
Criminal Sexual Abuse
Criminal Sexual Abuse occurs when the alleged offender uses threats or force to commit an act of sexual conduct, or sexual conduct with a person unable to give consent. This includes children between nine and 17 years of age if the alleged offender is under age 17, or those between 13 and 17 years of age when the alleged offender is less than five years older than the victim.
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse occurs when an aggravating factor occurs with sexual conduct. These aggravating factors are the same as those in Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child occurs when a person over 17 years of age commits any act of sexual conduct with a victim under 13 years of age.
Indecent Solicitation of a Child
Indecent Solicitation of a Child occurs when someone over the age of 17 solicits a child to commit aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Solicitation to Meet a Child
Solicitation to Meet a Child occurs when a person over age 18 arranges to meet with a child for any unlawful purpose.
Sexual Offenders in School Zones and Parks
Illinois law prohibits registered sex offenders and sexual predators from knowingly being present in school buildings (unless they are the legal parent or guardian of a child and they are at the school for a specific purpose). They are prohibited from being within 100 feet of a school bus stop, playground, or public park building. The law also prohibits them from loitering within 500 feet of a public park.
Sexual Misconduct with a Person with a Disability
Sexual Misconduct with a Person with a Disability occurs when an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services or a community agency has sexual conduct or sexual penetration with a person with a developmental disability who is under the agency's care.
Sexual Relations Within Families
Sexual Relations Within Families is commonly referred to as incest and occurs when two people who are related engage in sexual conduct.
A person can be charged with Prostitution if they agree to perform any act of sexual penetration, touching, or fondling of the sex organs for the purpose of sexual arousal in exchange for anything of value.
Solicitation of a Sexual Act
Offering someone who is not your spouse anything of value in exchange for sexual conduct can result in being charged with Solicitation of a Sexual Act.
Patronizing a Prostitute
Patronizing a Prostitute occurs when a person engages in an act of sexual penetration, touching, or fondling sex organs with a prostitute. You may also face this charge if you enter and remain in a place of prostitution with the intent of engaging in sexual penetration.
Promoting Juvenile Prostitution
A person is charged with promoting juvenile prostitution if they profit from prostitution or compel someone under age 18 to engage in prostitution.
Patronizing a Minor Engaged in Prostitution
Patronizing a Minor Engaged in Prostitution occurs when a person performs any fondling or touching with a person under 18 years of age working as a prostitute.
Child Pornography is when a person films a child engaged in sexual conduct or sexual penetration. Disseminating this material, soliciting a child to participate in child pornography, or arranging for a child to participate in child pornography can also result in child pornography charges.
Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images
Also called "revenge porn," Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images is when a person knowingly distributes identifiable sexual images of another person without their consent.
Public Indecency occurs when a person commits a lewd exposure of their body in a public place, or if a person commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct in a public place.
Adultery occurs when a person has sexual intercourse and an "open and notorious" relationship with another person who is not their spouse.
Providing Excellent Legal Representation in Chicago and DuPage County
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Chicago or DuPage County, Illinois, you need a seasoned criminal defense attorney to fight for you. Dolci & Weiland's criminal defense attorneys are ready to discuss all your legal options. Fill out our online contact form or call the office closest to you today. You can reach our downtown Chicago office at (312) 238-9007, or our DuPage location at (630) 261-9098.