Fifteen May Not Get You Twenty – But the Penalties Are Still Too Severe To Risk
There used to be a crass saying in the dating world of young men that “fifteen will get you twenty.” The meaning was that if you were dating a 15-year-old, she was young enough to earn you jail time – the equivalent of 20 years worth – if her parents wanted to press statutory rape charges. Although the 20-year figure was a bit over the top, the fact remains that if you are charged in Chicago with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, more commonly referred to as statutory rape, you will still face some fairly severe consequences if convicted. In most circumstances, the crime is a Class 2 felony, which carries with it a sentence of up to seven years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.
Obviously, such penalties are not something that anyone would go through, but especially not if what you thought you were engaging in was a consensual sexual relationship with someone older than they told you they were. In addition, if you are convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, you will be required to register as a sex offender. In other words, the stigma of being a sex crimes offender will follow you for the rest of your life. The potential risk to your future, your freedom, and your reputation are far too high to rely on anyone but the absolute best defense attorney you can find.
If you are facing charges in Chicago of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg. Mr. Weisberg is a criminal defense attorney in Chicago with the experience and wherewithal that you need to mount a strong and credible defense. Andrew M. Weisberg is a former prosecuting attorney so he is in a unique position to provide you with legal counsel that is dependable and insightful when it comes to what the D.A.’s office may do in the course of prosecuting your case. Do not put the rest of your life in jeopardy; contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg as soon as possible.
Chicago Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – If you’ve been charged in Chicago with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/, call the office at 312.854.7004 or call his cell phone 24/7 at 773.908.9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for a prompt call back. The initial consultation is free.