Many Chicago area residents may not be familiar with the phrase aggravated criminal sexual assault (also known as Agg Crim Sex Assault) under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30   . This legal term represents the charge of rape in its most serious form. The offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault describes crimes where a criminal defendant is charged with committing an act or acts of sexual penetration by use of force or the threat of force and either used a weapon or caused serious injury to the victim. This crime is different than other sex crimes based primarily on the age of the suspect and victim. Individuals charged under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30  must defend an accusation that the crime victim did not consent to the particular sex act or acts and that they actually injured the victim or used a weapon to effectuate the rape. Common sense would suggest that aggravated criminal sexual assault is an extremely serious crime in Chicago and the suburbs. The sentence range for this type of crime is 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Correcti0ns. If the suspect is convicted of multiple counts, they may actually receive a sentence of up to 120 years in prison.
It is for the reasons stated that anyone accused of aggravated criminal sexual assault should immediately retain the best criminal defense attorney in the Chicago area. Criminal defense lawyer Andrew Weisberg is a former sex-crimes prosecutor with a tremendous experience in sex cases of all kinds. He will use his unique experience as a former prosecutor to defend you or a loved one in court. Mr. Weisberg’s ability to see cases from both sides gives his clients a distinct advantage when defending their cases in a court of law. If you or a loved one face charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30, contact criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg today. He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.
In most prosecutions involving sex crimes, the prosecuting attorney will charge a defendant with multiple counts or charges that cover the same basic behavior. Each alleged unlawful act can be charged as a distinct criminal count. It is not at all unusual in these types of sex cases to see a criminal defendant indicted on 100 or more separate counts. Sex crimes are treated to seriously that in most cases a “special prosecutor” from the sex crimes unit will be called in to prosecute the case. This prosecutor has tremendous discretion when it comes to decisions about charging, especially in sexual assault and other serious sex crimes cases. You need a criminal defense lawyer in the Chicago area that prepared, based on experience, to defend you against these serious charges. Don’t trust your freedom and your future to just any criminal defense lawyer. Contact former felony and sex crimes prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and allow him to put his vast experience to work for you. Mr. Weisberg can defend you in the following types of sex-related cases:
If you or a loved one faces charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (720 ILCS 5/11-1.30) in Chicago or other suburban areas, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal attorney with a great reputation as a tough, aggressive, compassionate and successful trial attorney. He is a former State’s Attorney in both Cook County and Will County, and he has gained vast experience while successfully fighting for his clients in all areas 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.