Criminal Sexual Assault2022-10-31T23:12:02+00:00

Criminal Sexual Assault

Skilled and Experienced CRIMINAL ATTORNEY  Representing CLIENTS AGAINST Charges of Sexual Assault

Those accused of sex crimes are portrayed as automatically guilty and not deserving of a fair trial or constitutional protections. Simply being charged with a sex offense such as criminal sexual assault or criminal sexual abuse can turn your life upside down. The allegation alone can result in the loss of friends, the support of family, the loss of employment and a quick judgment online about you and your integrity.

Chicago Criminal Attorney Purav Bhatt has represented defendants accused of sex crimes including teachers, family members, cab drivers, neighbors or other individuals who have been falsely accused. When it comes to sex crimes, district attorneys, detectives and law enforcement often believe victims without ever hearing from the accused. How you present your side of the story will affect the rest of your life. Having an experienced sexual assault lawyer, like Purav Bhatt, at your side will help you restore your reputation and get back to your life. 

Sexual Assault FAQs

What is sexual assault?2022-05-24T18:59:55+00:00

In Illinois, sexual assault and abuse are identified as any form of non-consensual sexual contact. Sexual offenses can be committed against an adult or a child. They can be committed by someone of the same gender and between spouses. Forced sexual contact, the molestation of a minor, and attempted forced sexual contact are all forms of sexual assault.

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What should I do if I’ve been charged with a sex crime?2022-05-24T18:54:07+00:00

From the moment a person is accused of criminal sexual assault or criminal sexual abuse they must be incredibly careful and seek proper representation. The desire to profess one’s innocence to the police can be used against you as an admission, which helps the prosecution. That is why having smart, aggressive, and talented representation can mean the difference between being charged and going home without a sex crime accusation being brought against you. Many of attorney Purav Bhatt’s clients that have been accused of sex crimes have been released after working with detectives to fully understand the situation and challenging false assumptions made by the police.

What are the consequences of sexual assault charges?2022-05-24T19:08:14+00:00

A conviction for any one of these crimes will cause lasting damage to a person’s life, including: prison sentences, temporary or lifetime requirements of sex offender registration, long periods of counseling and heavy fines. Due to the rigorous requirements of sex offender registration, numerous individuals who are convicted of federal sex crimes find themselves in violation of their registration requirements and are brought back into court years after their sentences are completed.

With these consequences, you cannot afford to plead guilty without a fight. Having an experienced sexual assault lawyer on your side is crucial.

What determines federal sexual assault charges?2022-05-24T19:11:27+00:00

Federal sex offenses and the penalties associated with them will depend on the the charges brought against you. Some of the factors federal court and prosecutors look at when determining sentences and recommendations include: the crime as charged, the federal scoring level given the offense, the age of the defendant and the alleged victim and the likelihood of the defendant re-offending and whether the person is a danger to the community.

What are federal sex crimes?2022-05-24T19:05:23+00:00

Federal Sex Offenses include: Possession of child pornography, Production or distribution of child pornography, sexual acts with minors between ages 12–15, Public indecency, Sexual contact without consent, Trafficking or transportation of minors for sexual activity, Prostitution of minors, Attempted rape or conspiracy to commit rape.

Get Started: Consultation with an Experienced Criminal Attorney

The Law Office of Purav Bhatt has been representing clients charged with sex offenses for over a decade. Sometimes, allegations and accusations of sexual assault are false and are brought as leverage during pending divorces, are inferred by school officials based on vague accounts by angry children, or carried further than necessary by authorities who do not want to be responsible for denying a potential victim’s accusations no matter how frivolous or weak.

If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal sexual assault or criminal sexual abuse, call (773) 791-9682 or email to schedule a FREE Consultation.

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