The crime of criminal sexual abuse (also known as Criminal Sexual Abuse/Force) under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50   , 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 is a sentence of up to 7 years in prison. The most common misdemeanor version of this charge occurs where 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.
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 the advantage of his clients for years. If you or a loved one face 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) 453-2140.
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 or counts in the same case. The State’s Attorney or prosecutor has tremendous power when it comes to making charging decision 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:
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) 453-2140. The consultation is immediate, free and confidential.