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Most Illinois residents are not familiar with the offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse (also known as Agg Crim Sex Abuse/VIC 13-17) under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60    . This legal term is the official name for what is often referred to as statutory rape. The charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse is used when a person 17 years old or older commits certain sex acts with a child between the ages of 13 and 16 and the suspect is at least 5 years older than the child. This is a very serious offense in Illinois as it is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 7 years and a fine of up to $25,000 under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60. In addition to the risk of prison, a person convicted of this offense must register as a sex offender for life. The combination of possible punishments available for this sex crime makes it devastating for a suspect and their family.
As a former felony prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg has handled countless sex offenses from both sides of the courtroom. This gives him an experience that is unique among defense lawyers. Contact criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg today if you or a loved one face charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse under 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60. He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.
In many cases, the prosecutor will indict a suspect on several charges for the same or similar offense. Each sex act upon a child can be charged as a separate criminal count. It is not uncommon in sex crimes prosecutions to see a defendant charged with as many as 100 counts of sex crime activity. The prosecutor has great power when making charging decisions in cases of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. You need a Chicago criminal defense lawyer prepared to vigorously fight these charges. Do not trust your freedom to just any criminal defense lawyer. Contact former sex-crimes prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and put his special experience to work for you and your family. Mr. Weisberg can defend you in the following types of sex-related offenses:
If you or a loved one has been charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (720 ILCS 5/11-1.60) 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 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.