Being accused of a crime can have a catastrophic impact on your life, family, career, and reputation. This is especially true when it comes to sex crimes. Once you are charged with a sex crime, life as you know may feel over. Even if you are proven innocent of the offense, the very notion that you were ever connected to such abhorrent accusations can have a profoundly detrimental impact on one's life.
Few crimes produce more outrage than sex crimes. Many may assume your guilt as soon as you are charged. Luckily, in the United States judicial system, you are innocent until proven guilty. If you or someone your loved one has been accused of a sex crime, it is imperative you seek legal counsel immediately to fight the charges and to prove your innocence.
Sex crimes are often aggressively prosecuted, as the state will likely do everything possible to ensure you are convicted. Aside from significant prison time, if you are convicted of a sex crime, you will probably need to register as a sex offender. According to a study conducted in 2021, Illinois has the fifth-highest total number of people on the sex offender registry out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The State of Illinois does not take kindly to sex crimes and will likely exercise the full force of the law to ensure you are convicted.
If you find yourself charged with a sex crime, there are three things you can do to give yourself the best shot of achieving a favorable outcome in the case. These include:
Sex crimes are tremendously serious. At Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, we will work diligently to prove your innocence and protect your rights. If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact an experienced Arlington Heights sex crimes attorney who will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Call 847-253-3400 today for a free and comprehensive consultation.
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