In Illinois law, rape is referred to as criminal sexual assault and can escalate to an aggravated offense if certain factors are involved. These aggravating factors include, but are not limited to:
All forms of aggravated criminal sexual assault are Class X felonies. As such, they incur a prison sentence of 6 – 30 years in prison. If the offense was committed against a child or other individual incapable of defense or legal consent, an additional 10, 15, or 25 years could be added to the sentence. Many such offenses are also penalized with a natural life sentence in prison. Call Okabe & Haushalter today if you are facing charges to set up a case evaluation appointment and find out what a skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyer can do for you.
If you are facing sex crime charges of any kind, do not hesitate to retain the aggressive defense of a sex crime lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter. Our criminal defense firm has handled cases ranging from aggravated criminal sexual assault to child trafficking and luring of a minor. We know how to investigate your case and gather the evidence needed to fight your charges and obtain a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Call today to contact our firm and start strengthening your defense against charges of aggravated sexual assault.