Consequences of Sex Crime Convictions

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Consequences of Sex Crime Convictions

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Firm News

In Illinois, being convicted of a sex offense can have serious and long-lasting consequences. These consequences can include imprisonment, fines, and registration as a sex offender.

Imprisonment:

If you are convicted of a sex offense in Illinois, you may face imprisonment. The length of your sentence will depend on the specific offense you were convicted of, as well as any aggravating or mitigating factors. For example, a conviction for sexual assault may result in a sentence of anywhere from four to fifteen years in prison, while a conviction for aggravated criminal sexual assault may result in a sentence of six to thirty years.

Fines:

In addition to imprisonment, you may also be required to pay fines if you are convicted of a sex offense in Illinois. The amount of the fine will depend on the specific offense you were convicted of, as well as any aggravating or mitigating factors. For example, a conviction for criminal sexual abuse may result in a fine of up to $25,000, and a conviction for predatory criminal sexual assault may result in a fine of up to $25,000.

Sex Offender Registration:

If you are convicted of a sex offense in Illinois, you may also be required to register as a sex offender. This means that you will be required to provide information about yourself to the Illinois State Police, including your name, address, and place of employment. This information will be made available to the public, and you may be required to register as a sex offender for a period of ten years, twenty years, or even life, depending on the specific offense you were convicted of.

Other Negative Impacts:

In addition to these consequences, being convicted of a sex offense can also have other negative impacts on your life. For example, you may have difficulty finding employment or housing, and you may face social stigma and ostracism. It is important to remember that if you are facing charges for a sex offense, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Shifrin Law Group can help you understand your rights and options, and can work to protect your interests and defend your freedom. If you are charged with a sex crime in Illinois, call Shifrin Law Group today.

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