Rape / Sexual Assault Defense Attorney in Illinois

Our Firm Serves Clients in Chicago and Other Suburbs

The most serious sex crime is sexual assault, also known as rape. If a person is even accused of committing rape in Illinois, as well as in the United States, he or she may already be considered as guilty in the eyes of the media and the public. It’s imperative for those accused of rape to obtain experienced and skilled legal representation from a qualified criminal defense lawyer.

At Ahmad Law Firm, we understand the legal hurdle you must overcome to obtain the outcome you desire. As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney knows how the prosecution will approach your case and has a firm understanding of the state legal system in order to protect your reputation and freedom.

Rape Penalties

Sexual assault occurs when a person commits a penetrative sexual act against another without their consent or ability to provide consent. This sex crime is considered a Class 1 felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between four and 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000.

However, an individual may be charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault if he or she commits the crime in addition to any one of the following aggravating factors:

  • Use of a dangerous weapon
  • The offender discharged a firearm during the act of the crime
  • The offender discharged a firearm during the act of the crime and caused serious bodily harm or death to another individual
  • Infliction of bodily harm
  • Threatening the life of the victim or another individual
  • In commission with another felony offense
  • The victim was over the age of 60
  • The victim has a physical disability
  • The offender drugged the victim with a controlled substance

An aggravated sexual assault offense is considered a Class X felony. This type of felony is punishable by a prison sentence between six to 30 years, with possible extended terms up to life.

Let Our Firm Fight for You Today

If you have been accused of sexual assault in Illinois, our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect your rights. While all hope may seem lost, legal representation from our firm can offer you the dedicated guidance and support necessary to get the justice you deserve.

Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.