I have represented hundreds if not thousands of clients who have been charged with crimes including DUI, drug
, and sex crimes in the Chicago area for over seventeen years. Some of these are misdemeanor charges in Illinois and some of them are felony charges. Charges that can carry heavy consequences, especially for a minor, are sex related offenses.Most parents are concerned about their child's future, especially if their child has been accused of a criminal offense, more specifically a sex crime. No matter your child's age, if your child has been accused of a juvenile sex offense, they may be forced to register as sex offenders for the rest of their life. Any type of criminal record can keep a student from pursuing their goals since student loans and other governmental college aid may be forfeited. Therefore, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer to act as a buffer between your child and the prosecution as well as your child and the police.Further, a child's criminal conviction may stay with them for the rest of their lives, impacting their ability to get a job, where they live, their ability to travel out of the country, and their ability to support themselves. That is why it is important to hire an attorney immediately upon being informed that your child is suspected of committing a sex related offense, even before an arrest, in order for your child's attorney to protect your child's rights and begin to develop a defense.For more information about juvenile court or the consequences of being charged with a sex offense as an adult, contact criminal defense lawyer John W. Callahan for a free consultation.
- Posted by criminal defense lawyer John W. Callahan