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DuPage County criminal defense attorney sex crimes

Illinois takes criminal offenses seriously, and the state charges and prosecutes sexual offenses with stiff penalties. Just being accused of any type of sex crime can significantly impact a person’s personal reputation as well as his or her career, including the suspension or termination of professional licenses. Depending on the criminal act, a conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence, as well as being required to register as a sex offender for the rest of the individual’s life. That is why it is imperative that you seek professional legal counsel if you or someone you know is facing such charges. A skilled criminal defense attorney can advocate for you by building a strong defense on your behalf.  

Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act

Under Illinois law, sex offender registration lasts for a period of 10 years, but it can also last much longer than that based on the nature of the crime or the age of the victim. According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, anyone who has been charged with a sex crime must register as a sex offender with the state of Illinois if any of the below factors apply to him or her:

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