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Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child (also known as Pred Crim Sex Aslt/Victim) is charged under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40  and is the most serious of all sex offenses in Illinois. A person is guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child when he or she is 17 years of age or older and commit an act of sexual penetration with a child under the age of 13. A person convicted of this sex offense will be sentenced between 6 and 30 years for each individual act, with a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison according to 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40 .
Sentences for this offense often exceed the punishment on might expect in a murder case. Once in prison, a defendant convicted must serve out 85% of their sentence compared to 50% for most offenses. To make matters worse, when the person is released from prison, they must register as a sex offender for life.
If you or a member of your family faces predatory criminal sexual assault charges, it is critical to contact an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer like Andrew M. Weisberg. As a prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg gained a unique perspective while prosecuting sex crimes of all kinds, including charges under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40 . He understands sex cases from every possible angle and will use his unique experience to bring about the best possible result. Contact Mr. Weisberg today at his office or 24/7 on his cell (773) 453-2140.
Chicago area sex offense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg never runs away from a difficult case involving a serious crime. As a former prosecutor and successful criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Weisberg understands that not every accusation is true and not all suspects are guilty. Mr. Weisberg will investigate the case from every angle and work tirelessly to defend his client to assure the best possible outcome. Mr. Weisberg can defend you in any of the following offenses in Chicago and the suburbs:
If you or a loved one has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child (720 ILCS 5/11-1.40 ) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, smart and tough defense lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County, and he has gained vast experience in defending 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) 453-2140. The consultation is immediate, free and confidential.