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Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault Lawyer

In Illinois, an individual a charge of criminal sexual assault becomes aggravated criminal sexual assault if the alleged criminal sexual assault includes certain aggravating factors.

Aggravating Factors for Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois

  • Simultaneous commission of another felony
  • Use of a dangerous weapon
  • Infliction of physical bodily harm
  • Threats to the victim's or another individual's life
  • The victim has a physical handicap
  • The victim is over the age of 60
  • The offender is 16 years old or younger, and the victim is 8 years old or younger
  • The victim is age 9-12 and the offender uses force or threat of force
  • The victim is severely intellectually disabled
  • Drugging of the victim with a controlled substance
  • Discharge of a firearm during the assault
  • Discharge of a firearm that causes bodily harm or death to the victim or another individual

Penalties for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois

Per 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30, an individual convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault is considered guilty of a Class X felony. Class X felonies are non-probationable, which means imprisonment is mandatory. It is not possible for an individual convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault to receive a probationary sentence instead of prison time.

Sentencing for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois

Sentencing for a first conviction ranges from 6-30 years in prison, with possible extensions for the use of a firearm. Any following offenses are also Class X felonies, and usually result in a sentence of natural life in prison without probation. Individuals convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault are required to register as a sex offender in the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

Any of these consequences can have a profound impact in every area of a person's life. That is why anyone accused of aggravated criminal sexual assault needs, more than anything, a good sex crimes defense lawyer to prevent a conviction or any of these consequences from happening.

Contact Our Top Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault Lawyers

If you or someone you know has been accused of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a strong, aggressive defense is your best chance at avoiding a conviction. The sex crimes defense attorneys at Dolci & Weiland have previous experience as sex crimes prosecutors in Illinois, and understand how sex crimes are handled in Illinois courts. We know how to best defend you in any aggravated criminal sexual assault case. Contact us today to discuss your case with our Top 100 National Trial Lawyers.

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