Statutory rape is a serious crime in Illinois, carrying with it severe penalties if convicted, including registration in the Sex Offender Registry. If you or a loved one has been accused of, or charged with statutory rape in DuPage County, it is most important to get the assistance of an experienced statutory rape attorney. The criminal defense team at Michael P. Schmiege understand the need to act quickly and are determined to win.
While alleged rape and sexual assault accusations may hinge upon the issue of consent, in the case of statutory rape consent is not legally valid. For example, in the case of a minor, an individual under the age of 18 legally cannot consent. This also holds for individuals who are mentally disabled regardless of age, as well as individuals who are unconscious or intoxicated. A qualified criminal defense attorney understands that an accusation of rape is not always representative of the facts and that there may be ulterior motives.
A thorough investigation into the circumstances of these serious accusations is necessary to determine the strength of the evidence. All evidence must also be heavily scrutinized in order to mount a compelling defense strategy. The legal team at Michael Schmiege understands the devastating effect on a person’s life that a conviction will have bring. Our law firm has considerable expertise in advocating for clients accused of sex crimes such as sexual battery, child abuse, child molestation, child pornography, and internet sex crimes.
Contact Michael Schmiege's nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight charges aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at our firm immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation in your statutory rape case.
We serve DuPage County, including the cities of Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Westmont, Oak Brook, and Lombard. Give your future the best chance with our highly skilled defense strategies and understanding of prosecutor tactics.
Michael Schmiege has experience with statutory rape cases and our award-winning criminal defense attorneys deliver unparalleled results. Read more about our recent verdicts and case victories in DuPage County.