720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 – Criminal Sexual Abuse


  • Typically a Class 4 Felony
  • 1-3 years in prison
  • Register as a Sex Offender for 10 years
  • Fine up to $25,000
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The crime of criminal sexual abuse (also known as Criminal Sexual Abuse/Force) under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 [1581] [15816] [15817], is one of many different Illinois sex crimes.  Criminal sexual abuse can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the exact nature of the conduct of the alleged offender.  Under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50, a person is guilty of a felony offense where they commit an act of sexual conduct by use or threat of force. This can result in a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.  The most common misdemeanor version of this charge occurs when a person 17 years or older engages in sexual conduct with a child under 17 years of age but the two individuals are less than 5 years apart in age.  Even the misdemeanor version of criminal sexual abuse under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 is serious and can result in the suspect having to register as a sex offender for 10 years.


When Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse – Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Weisberg


Chicago criminal attorney Andrew Weisberg has successfully handled a wide range of sex offenses, including criminal sexual abuse cases.  Mr. Weisberg began his career as a prosecutor and has used that great experience to his clients’ advantage for years.  If you or a loved one faces charges of criminal sexual abuse, call Andrew Weisberg today.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


The Best Defense In Criminal Sexual Abuse Cases under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In most instances, a prosecutor will charge a suspect with several charges for similar conduct.  Each criminal sex act that is committed may be charged as a separate criminal count.  It is not at all uncommon in these types of prosecutions to see a defendant charged with as many as 50 counts in the same case.  The State’s Attorney or prosecutor has tremendous power when it comes to making charging decisions in cases of criminal sexual abuse.  You need a Chicago area criminal defense attorney that is prepared to fight these charges in a vigorous manner.  Don’t trust your freedom to just any criminal defense attorney.  Contact former sex offense prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and he will put his unique experience to work for you or your loved one.  Mr. Weisberg will aggressively defend you in any of the following 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 Abuse under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer with a reputation as a smart, aggressive, compassionate, and tough trial lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in both Cook County and Will County and has vast amounts of experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex offenses and violent crimes 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.