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Sex Offender Registry in Illinois

Registering as an Illinois Sex Offender

If you’re guilty of a sex offense in Illinois, you may have to register for life. Here’s how you can know for sure:

If you are charged with a sexual crime, your punishment may not end once you’re done with any term of probation or prison time. In Illinois, as in other states, anyone convicted of a sexual offense may be subject to the Illinois sex offender registry. This registry requires a convicted sex offender to report to local authorities on a regular basis and register their living address. Additionally, Illinois law imposes a wide range of restrictions on sex offenders, including limiting where they work and live and can go on a daily basis. If you are convicted of a sex crime in Illinois, you may have to either register for 10 years or for life on the state sex offender registry. This is one of the many reasons why if you are charged with a sex crime, you need an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney who specializes in sex crimes. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Joshua Kutnick have experience in defending criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, predatory criminal sexual assault, and all other sex crimes and charges. Our office has won criminal sex cases before, not only ensuring our clients aren’t sent to jail or prison, but making sure they don’t have to register as a sex offender. But how do you know if you have to register as a sex offender for 10 years or for life? If you are found guilty of most major sex-related crimes in Illinois, you will have to register for life. These include findings of guilty (either after a trial or guilty plea) of the following: Additionally, if you commit any of these other crimes, and the crime is “sexually motivated” you may be required to register on the sex offender registry for life. With any other sex offense, the registration period is 10 years. There is no way to avoid the registration requirement if you are convicted of a sex crime in Illinois. That’s why you should always talk to an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney if you’re charged with a sex offense. Our attorneys have experience in fighting these kinds of cases, and can help protect your rights and help you avoid the registry if at all possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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