Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Chicago Lawyer
Chicago Premier Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer
Attorney Mitch Furman, has been handling Criminal Defense cases, such as Predatory Sexual Assault charges for over 20 years. As a Chicago trusted premier lawyer, he has helped thousands of people get their life back. Many times, the success of the case being resolved in client's favour depends on their timelines of obtaining an attorney. Most crucial time to speak with a lawyer starts at the moment a person is contacted by the police, for what they refer to as an "interview." These so called "interviews," are not designed for the benefit of the accused. More often than not, they are law enforcement tools to obtain evidence, the police would generally not have to arrest the person, without their statements. If you are contacted by law enforcement or any other governmental agency regarding a Predatory Sexual Abuse investigation, call Lawyer Mitch Furman, immediately.
What Is Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault In Illinois?
Illinois Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Statute - 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40, states that; A person commits predatory criminal sexual assault of a child if that person is 17 years of age or older, and commits an act of contact, however slight, between the sex organ or anus of one person and the part of the body of another for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the victim or the accused, or an act of sexual penetration, and:
- the victim is under 13 years of age
- the victim is under 13 years of age and that person
- is armed with a firearm
- personally discharges a firearm during the commission of the offense
- causes great bodily harm to the victim that: (i) results in permanent disability; or is life threatening; or
- delivers (by injection, inhalation, ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) any controlled substance to the victim without the victim's consent or by threat or deception, for other than medical purposes.
What Are the Penalties for Conviction of Predatory Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois?
In Illinois, Predatory Criminal Sexual Abuse is a Class X Felony. If a person is found guilty of the offence of Predatory Criminal Sexual Abuse he or she must be sentenced to a prison term of 6 to 30 years. This is a non-probationable offence and the person must be sentenced to prison. In some cases where aggravating factors are present, an extended sentenced for up to 50 years can be mandated by the judge. In certain instances and when a person has been previously convicted of Predatory Criminal Sexual Abuse, prison sentence can be extended to natural life. The stakes are high. Protect your future by contacting attorney Mitch Furman, today.