Sexual Offenses

Defense Against Sex Crime Accusations

Being charged with a sex crime can bring immediate social disapproval, even though, like all criminal defendants, people accused of sex offenses are presumed innocent until proven guilty. You need an advocate who will defend that presumption of innocence and take aggressive action to assert your legal rights and defend your reputation.

At Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., based in Lake County, we defend clients accused of all sex-related crimes under Illinois and federal law. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable and committed criminal defense attorneys.

Defending Clients Against Adult and Child Sex Crime Charges

Our attorneys defend clients against all sex crime accusations, including the following:

  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Aggravated sexual assault and abuse
  • Solicitation of minors
  • Predatory sex offenses
  • Child pornography

The growth of the Internet has led to an expansion of sex crime charges involving alleged solicitation of minors or downloading and uploading of child pornography online. Many of these charges involve the testimony of undercover police. We have a nuanced understanding of the legal standards that govern the use of undercover investigations in Internet sex crime cases.

Understanding the Sex Offender Registry

One serious consequence of conviction of a sex crime is placement on the Illinois sex offender registry. This can significantly limit where you can live and work well for the rest of your life. Failure to comply with the sex offender registration law can result in additional felony charges and convictions.

We are familiar with the Illinois sex offender registry laws and, when discussing your criminal defense strategy for sex crime charges, we will fully inform you of the possible impacts of different outcomes.

Contact our Waukegan office to discuss your sex crime charges and concerns about the sex offender registry with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers.