Joliet Sex Offender Defense Attorney
Illinois Sex Offender Registration Attorney
If you have been convicted of a crime that requires you to register as a sex offender, it can make your life extremely difficult. Being listed on the sex offender registry is like a scarlet letter that stays with you for a minimum of ten years, but has the potential to follow you for the rest of your life depending on the severity of the crime for which you were convicted.
In some cases, people can find themselves on the sex offender registry without even engaging in a sex act. In Illinois, for example, three convictions for public indecency can earn you a spot on the registry. Registration typically involves being listed on a sex offender web site, notifying the authorities when you change address and notification of your neighbors when you move. Once you are on the registry, the system makes it nearly impossible for you to start a new life.
Avoid a Conviction. Avoid the Registry.
Joliet sex offender defense lawyer Steven Haney understands what is at stake in these cases. He also knows that the only way to keep you off the sex offender registry is to avoid a conviction for a qualifying crime. When you hire our firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and diligently seek a resolution that protects your future.
If there are flaws in the prosecution’s case, we will use them in our efforts to get the charges dismissed. If the prosecution’s case has merit, we will work to negotiate a plea to a non-sexual offense in order to avoid the sex offender registry. We will keep you informed at every step and give you our best recommendation about how to proceed. In the end, however, all final decisions will be left up to you.
Get the Representation You Need
Contact our office today for a free initial consultation to discuss your sex offender registration questions and learn more about what we can do to help you. You can reach us by phone at 815-723-5600 or via e-mail. For your convenience, weekend appointments are available.