Sex crimes are some of the most aggressively investigated and prosecuted actions because they have a severe impact on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of an accused and alleged victim. In Illinois, a sex crime is an illegal act in which a persona made sexual contact, with or without penetration, with another individual without consent. Sex offenses encompass a wide range of behaviors. The penalties associated with sex crimes vary depending on the crime and circumstance alleged but usually carry with it heavy penalties as Illinois does not take an allegation of a sex crime lightly.
In addition to fines and prison, sex crimes carry another penalty. Upon a conviction of a sex crime, defendants are subjected to an administrative penalty of Sex Offender Registration. Sex Offender Registration is potentially a lifetime requirement. When someone becomes a sex offender, that persona must refrain from going to and/or entering certain places, is restricted on where they can live, and everyone has access to the list to know who is a sex offender through the Illinois State Police website.
If you find yourself being questioned about sexual actions, remember that Illinois does not treat these allegations lightly and the investigator is not your friend. Always consult an attorney before questioning, even if you did nothing at all. With many years of experience dealing with difficult cases, David Reid Clark and Steven Glasgow have the experience needed to help resolve the most difficult sex crimes.