Chicago Sex Crimes Lawyer – DuPage County, IL
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in DuPage County or the state of Illinois, you are in for the fight of your life. Simply put, it is likely that life as you know it will cease to exist if you are convicted. In addition to the devastating penalties of a sex crime conviction, protecting the rights of a person accused of a sex crime presents challenges unique from any other type of criminal case.
DuPage County sex crime defense lawyers Dominick Dolci and Pat Weiland are former prosecutors and seasoned criminal trial lawyers with a combined experience of over 45 years handling sex crimes cases in Naperville, Wheaton, Chicago, Hinsdale, and countless cities throughout northern Illinois. In addition to their esteemed reputation in the local legal community as tough, dedicated defense attorneys, Dominick Dolci and Pat Weiland have both been recognized as Top 100 National Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
We don't charge a fee for consultations, so give us a call to discuss your case. When you schedule a consultation, we will personally review your DuPage County sex crime case, discuss your legal options, and offer you the option to retain a targeted and aggressive defense by a team of strategic and seasoned sex crimes defense attorneys.
Implications of a Sex Crime Accusation in Illinois
Being charged or arrested for a sex crime carries with it shame and public embarrassment that lingers long after you are found not guilty. For that reason, you need professional representation from the first moment you learn that criminal sex allegations have been made against you.
When facing a DuPage County sex crimes case, every second matters. Moreso than other types of criminal cases, a sex crime charge can damage your reputation in many ways, even without a conviction. That is why early action and an aggressive legal defense is essential for protecting your best interests during a sex crimes investigation.
Consequences of a DuPage County Sex Crime Conviction
If convicted of a sex crime in Illinois, you may face countless life-altering consequences, including:
- Mandatory registration as an Illinois sex offender
- Prison time
- Social stigma
- Severe limitations to your everyday life
An important consideration after being charged with a sex offense is the possibility of having to become a registered sex offender. Mandatory sex offender registration is a common part of most sentences given in sex crime cases, and the stigma attached to sex offenders is very undesirable. Illinois sex offender registration requires those with specific criminal charges to register with local law enforcement officials. Depending upon the circumstances of the sex crime that was allegedly committed, sex offenders may face restrictions about how far they can come in relation to public places housing children, such as schools, daycares, and playgrounds. They may face significant obstacles and impossible barriers when seeking employment, purchasing real estate, or fighting for child custody.
At Dolci & Weiland, our defense attorneys offer not only outstanding legal representation in court but also their experience in counseling thousands of clients in similar situations. We pride ourselves on helping our clients come to terms, emotionally, with everything involved in a high stakes criminal court case.
Facing a Sex Crime Investigation -- Early Action is a MUST
Even if you have not yet been charged with a crime, if you think you may be under investigation, we can help. You need an aggressive sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible to help you take proactive steps to safeguard your rights and protect you against harassment from the police. At the law offices of Dolci and Weiland, our criminal defense lawyers have over 45 years of combined legal experience handling sex crimes criminal cases throughout the Chicagoland area. We are ready to put our skill and experience to work for you. Help is only a phone call away.
Our Sex Crime Defense Attorneys are Former Prosecutors Now Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
At Dolci and Weiland, our sex crime defense attorneys are former prosecutors. This is to your benefit. We understand how police conduct their investigations and how prosecutors try their cases. Because of our prosecutorial experience, we know who to talk to and how to defend you before charges are even brought. In some circumstances, we can monitor your case in these early stages and may even be able to stop the prosecution before it begins. If you do get charged, our unique perspective gives us the ability to challenge police conduct and get the charges dropped or reduced if any evidence is used improperly. We have had great success in getting even the most heinous non-probationable offenses reduced to lesser charges. In these cases, our clients' livelihoods have truly been saved.
Providing Excellent Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of Dolci & Weiland, we represent people who have been charged with different types of sex crimes, including: