720 ILCS 5/11-1.20 – Criminal Sexual Assault


  • Class 1 Felony
  • 4-15 years in prison
  • Register as a Sex Offender for Life
  • Fine up to $25,000
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Many Chicago and suburban residents are not aware of the criminal charge of criminal sexual assault under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20 [1578] [1579] (also known as Crim Sex Assault/Force). This legal phrase is the technical name for what most people know as rape. The charge of criminal sexual assault is used to describe cases in which a suspect is alleged to have committed an act of sexual penetration through the use or threat of force.  Unlike other cases based on the age of the victim, the charge of criminal sexual assault under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20 is based primarily upon the lack of consent of the victim.  As one might imagine, criminal sexual assault is a very serious offense in Illinois.  The range of sentences for this sex crime is 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Correcti0ns per allegation.  In cases like this, those convicted can easily face 30 or more years in prison.


When Arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault – Chicago Criminal Attorney Andrew Weisberg


Anyone facing criminal sexual assault charges needs to hire the best criminal defense lawyer they can.  Criminal defense attorney Andrew Weisberg is a former sex-crimes prosecutor with a wealth of experience in sex-related offenses. He will defend you or a loved one with the keen insight of a former prosecutor.  He can see cases from all angles which gives his clients a tremendous advantage when fighting their cases in court. Contact criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg today if you or a loved one face charges of criminal sexual assault under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20. He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


Your Best Defense In Criminal Sexual Assault Cases under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In most sex crimes prosecutions, the State’s Attorney will indict a suspect on multiple charges that cover the same behavior.  Each unlawful sex act upon a victim can be charged as a separate criminal offense. It is very common in sex crimes cases to see a suspect charged with 100 counts or more of sex crime violations. The prosecutor has great latitude when it comes to making charging decisions in cases of criminal sexual assault or other sex crimes. You need a Chicago area criminal defense attorney ready, willing, and able to fight these charges. Do not trust your future and your freedom to just any attorney. Contact former felony prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and put his experience to work for you and your family. Mr. Weisberg can defend you in the following types of sex-related cases:


  • Criminal sexual abuse 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50
  • Criminal sexual assault 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20
  • Aggravated criminal sexual abuse 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60
  • Aggravated criminal sexual assault 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
  • Public indecency 720 ILCS 5/11-9
  • Prostitution 720 ILCS 5/11-14
  • … or others


Contact Andrew M. Weisberg When You Need the Best Criminal Defense in Chicago or the Suburbs


If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Sexual Assault (720 ILCS 5/11-1.20) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal lawyer with a reputation as an aggressive, tough, compassionate, and smart trial attorney. He is a former State’s Attorney in Cook County and Will County, and he has vast experience in successfully representing his clients in virtually every area of criminal law, from sex crimes and violent offenses to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.