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Getting arrested for suspicion of DUI/DWI, domestic violence, drug violations or any other criminal charge can be terrifying. Without the right criminal defense attorney in your corner, your liberty is at stake. Your job, your reputation and your family relationships are also at risk. Our experienced attorneys understand that the charges you face do not define who you are. We are here to protect your rights and provide the legal guidance you need.
We Help Defend You Against Sex Crime Charges
Charges related to sex crimes can be wide ranging. They can include child pornography, prostitution and soliciting a minor or prostitute. The penalties associated with these charges can have a lasting impact. The team at The Law Offices of Charles Rohde & Pierina Infelise, P.C., has the experience to walk you through what to expect while crafting a defense that is unique to your case.
If you have been charged with a child pornography offense, you are facing a felony charge, which can have a hefty prison sentence if convicted. In Illinois, it is illegal to make or distribute images – which can include photos, videos or films – depicting or involving someone under 18 engaging in sexual acts or showing certain body parts.
We can help defend you against these charges. If you made a concerted effort to determine the child’s age and reasonably relied upon the information you were given, we can use that in your defense.
What Role You Played Matters In Prostitution-Related Charges
If you have exchanged sexual acts for anything of value, such as money, you may be looking at charges related to prostitution. The charges depend on the role you played as a seller, buyer or promoter.
What is referred to as prostitution applies to the person who knowingly offered, performed or agreed to perform the acts in exchange for whatever valuable was offered. If you were the buyer involved, you may be charged with solicitation. If someone is under 18, they are exempt from prosecution for solicitation and prostitution.
It is also illegal to promote prostitution, and someone is guilty of this when they knowingly:
- Profit from prostitution
- Advance prostitution
- Arrange or offer situations that allow another to carry out prostitution
- Coerce someone to be a prostitute
Just like with other crimes, there are defenses that could apply to your case. We understand how the prosecution may approach your case, so we can use that knowledge to work on your defense.
The penalties for these crimes are dependent on what you are charged with and if there was a juvenile involved.
Schedule A Consultation To Learn How We Can Help
When you have been charged with a sex crime, experience matters. A defense attorney who understands the laws in the state and how they apply to your case is crucial. Having an attorney who knows how the other side works is a bonus that can benefit your case. Email us or call 630-478-9924 to schedule a consultation to learn more.