Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers in Springfield, Illinois
Being accused of a sex offense in Illinois can be humiliating and frightening. Illinois sex crimes carry large potential prison sentences, the possibility of lifetime registration on the sex offender registry, and damage to your reputation. The sex crimes defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois are committed to the principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
Sex crimes are considered especially heinous in our society. Prosecutors side with alleged victims and will often not listen to your side of the story. If you have been charged with a Sex Crime or if you are being investigated for a Sex Offense, you need an aggressive defense lawyer to defend your rights and challenge the state’s evidence.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office located in Springfield, Illinois are knowledgeable and experienced in defending sex cases. They have a proven track record of getting charges dismissed or reduced because they are willing to fight for their clients all the way through the criminal process. Often, prosecutors try to obtain DNA or other forensic evidence in an attempt to prove their case. The Noll Law Office understands the science behind forensic testing and how it can be used to the defendant’s benefit.
There are a variety of rape charges in Illinois and the penalties depend on the age of the alleged victim, whether there was consent, and the accused’s age. If you are accused of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse or Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, you are facing serious prison sentences as well as mandatory placement on the sex offender registration. Contact the Noll Law Office today at (217) 414-8889 to discuss your rights and review potential defenses to your charges.
If you are being investigated or have been charged with one of the follow sex offenses, contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office today:
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
If you have charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois, you are facing serious sex charges with large potential prison sentences. The Noll Law Office understands the serious damage that an Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault accusation can cause not only on yourself but your family. The label of sex offender severely limits your job opportunities, living arrangements and financial income potential.
There are 13 ways the State may charge Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault. The easiest way to understand the intricacies of this charge is to look at the sex crimes chart. Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class X Felony punishable from 6-30 years (and up to natural life in certain circumstances).
It is critical that you have an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer on your side. As one of the top law firms in Central Illinois, their criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and analyzing the evidence to determine the best possible defense to an Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault charge. You need an attorney who will fight against the allegations and work for the most favorable outcome possible.
Possession or Production of Child Pornography
The defense attorneys at the Noll Law Office have successfully represented clients in both state and federal court who have been charged with production and/or possession of child pornography. These charges include the prospect of prison time, sex offender registration requirements, as well as the damage to a person’s reputation. The lawyers at the Noll Law Office understand the particulars of these charges and how to defend them. They have consulted with leading forensic computer experts and demonstrated that their clients did not download the child pornography. In other cases, the defense lawyers were able to obtain favorable mitigating evidence which allowed for their client to obtain probation. If you have been charged with the possession or production of child pornography, contact the Noll Law Office today.
Criminal Sexual Assault
There are a number of ways a person may be charged with criminal sexual assault. However, likely the most common alleges that an individual committed an act of sexual penetration and used force or the threat of force. Criminal sexual assault is a non-probationable Class 1 felony punishable by 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If you would like to see the other possible ways criminal sexual assault may be charged, you can look at the sex crimes chart. The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office have obtained “not guilty” verdicts on criminal sexual assault charges. If you have been charged with criminal sexual assault, contact the Springfield, Illinois sex crimes defense lawyers today.
Criminal Sexual Abuse
Criminal Sexual Abuse is unwanted sexual contact which does not include penetration for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal. Standard Criminal Sexual Abuse is a Class 4 Felony punishable by 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, a person may be charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse if certain factors are present. If you are unsure what type of charges you could be facing in Illinois, look at the Sex Crimes Chart.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault
If you are alleged of predatory criminal sexual assault, the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office understand that you are facing a serious sex crime offense. A person charged with Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois is not eligible for probation and is facing a sentence of 6 to 30 years in the Department of Corrections (Class X Offense). In addition, if a firearm was present, a mandatory gun enhancement will apply increasing your sentence by up to 25 years. Finally, if the alleged has already been convicted of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, it is a mandatory life sentence. You need experienced and established criminal defense attorneys to represent you against these serious charges.
Prostitution & Solicitation
Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Some sex crimes such as Possession of Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation of a Child can be prosecuted in federal court. Regardless of whether the charges are in state court, federal court, or both, the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office have the skills and experience necessary to defend you. If you believe that you may be facing sex charges, contact the attorneys at the Noll Law Office today at (217) 414-8889.