Few things are as devastating as being labeled a “sex offender.” Such a conviction carries registration requirements, public stigma, and alienation from the community. This is in addition to having a permanent criminal record and being disqualified from many forms of employment. If you have been arrested, or are being investigated, in regards to a sexual offense then it is crucial that you immediately seek legal representation. Our Chicago criminal defense attorney handles sex crimes throughout Cook County. Contact our Orland Park office today to speak with a lawyer.
Those who commit sexual related crimes in Illinois may face a Class 1 felony as well as federal criminal charges. One convicted of such offenses will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life, to keep their distance from schools, and will be listed in databases which are publicly accessible. It goes without saying that such consequences can have an impact on where you live, where you will be able to work, as well as several other important factors in your life. Contacting an attorney immediately is crucial for one facing such offenses.
Michael J. Brennan is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer handling cases involving sex offenses. Matters often handled by our office include:
Michael understands that there are two sides to every story and in some instances people find themselves facing false allegations. He will use your initial consultation to gain your version of events, to help you understand your options, and to develop a strategy to move your case forward. If evidence was wrongly seized by the police then he will move to suppress it. If statements were taken in violation of your Miranda rights, and are now being used out of context, then he will move to exclude them. Finally, he will aggressively represent you at trial and ensure that your interests are fully protected. This is our promise in each and every case we handle. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
Michael is a former prosecutor with the State’s Attorney’s Office. He founded our firm on the idea that all people are entitled to the highest level of respect. He promptly returns phone calls, quickly responds to emails, and makes himself available to answer any questions one may have. Your future is on the line in a situation such as this and you deserve to be kept up to date throughout the case.