Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing Those Accused of Sex Offenses
Sex offenses, especially those involving children, elicit more outrage and condemnation than almost any other type of crime. The accused are presented as leading double lives and unworthy of the basic constitutional freedoms that we often take for granted. Because of the stigma attached to sexual offenses, many unstable or unscrupulous people will falsely accuse a family member, neighbor, teacher, or someone else they dislike of committing a sex crime. Sometimes prosecutors unknowingly rely on false statements and testimony. The results can be devastating, even if the allegations are proved false.
People who are convicted of sex crimes are fearful of what could happen to them if they go to prison. Those convicted of sex crimes often face lifetime registration as a sex offender. Essentially, they will carry the sex offender label with them for the rest of their life, no matter where they move.
Confronted with the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence and a lifetime of monitoring and registration, you cannot afford to plead guilty. You need a sex crimes defense lawyer who is willing to fight for you and who can poke holes in the prosecution's case.
At the criminal defense law firm of Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan, we have obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in dozens of sex offense cases, including sexual assault, solicitation, sexual abuse, rape, solicitation of a minor, Internet sexual solicitation, child pornography, criminal sexual abuse, indecent exposure, pandering, prostitution, statutory rape, child solicitation or enticement, possession of child pornography, and aggravated sexual battery.
There are specific discovery requests (requests to see the state's evidence against you) that need to be made in sex crime cases, which most other attorneys don't even know to request. Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan fight vigorously to make sure the prosecution does not take liberties with evidence, testimony, or witnesses. If the state has accused you of a sex offense, we'll say, "Prove it." We will challenge evidence and witness statements, hold investigators and experts accountable, and insist on procedural justice. We will find alibis, work records, and phone records to help prove that you are innocent.
We Win Sex-Crime Cases Other Lawyers Said Were Impossible
Don't be pressured into pleading guilty. Contact a Chicago sex crimes defense lawyer at the law offices of Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan today. We offer a free case evaluation.