Criminal Sexual Assault Attorney

Have you been accused of Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois?

David Winer - DUI AttorneyIf you have been arrested or are dealing with an accusation of Criminal Sexual Assault (720 ILCS 5/11-1.20) or related crime, it is vital that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.

Besides your lawyer, do not talk with anyone else regarding the matter, particularly the police, until you have consulted with a criminal attorney like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is often your best option when you are dealing with criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak with the police. Instead, you must politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your lawyer present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and have the knowledge to help you.
Contact us today to learn how our criminal defense lawyer can protect your rights and work toward the very best possible outcome in your case.

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Criminal Sexual Assault (720 ILCS 5/11-1.20)

Evan Winer Criminal Defense AttorneyAn arrest for any criminal offense can be problematic. However, the mere allegation of a sex crime, like criminal sexual assault, can have a devastating effect on your life, including serious harm to your reputation, career, and personal relationships. A conviction for a sex crime in Illinois can impact child custody, employment opportunities, housing options, federal assistance, and may even require registry as a sex offender.

Criminal Sexual Assault involves non-consensual, forcible, sexual penetration, or sexual penetration with a person in the family, or under the defendant’s supervision or guardianship.

In Illinois, a person commits Criminal Sexual Assault if that person commits an act of sexual penetration and:
(1) uses force or threat of force;
(2) knows that the victim is unable to understand the nature of the act or is unable to give knowing consent;
(3) is a family member of the victim, and the victim is under 18 years of age; or
(4) is 17 years of age or over and holds a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to the victim, and the victim is at least 13 years of age but under 18 years of age.

Plus, other facts of the case can lead to elevated charges and increase the potential sentence. Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney so they can immediately begin to assess your case and options.

Depending on the severity of the allegations, the facts of the case, and aggravating circumstances Criminal Sexual Assault can be classified as a Class 1 or Class X felony.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Criminal Sexual Assault.

Criminal Sexual Assault Attorney in Waukegan, Illinois

Selecting the most effective criminal defense attorney to handle your Criminal Sexual Assault case can be a difficult choice. But with over 50 years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be confident that by a choosing the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the best choice. We are very respected within the legal community and have a track record for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the finest legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Let the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer put their knowledge and experience to work for you, just as we have for thousands of satisfied clients.

Known for our experience. But remembered for our results.

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

Criminal defense – 5.0 stars

I Hired Even based on high rated reviews similar to my personal case. He worked diligently on my case and I was impressed with the smoothness and ease of the entire case start to finish. If you are looking for an honest and straight forward representative Evan is the best choice. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Amazing attorney – 5.0 stars

David went above and beyond to make sure nothing was missed when it came to little details about my case. There were times beforehand that I was worried but he always reassured me that we had a good case. This is an experience that I will never forget and I will always recommend the Winer law office to anyone who will be in need in the future. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Criminal Sexual Assault. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have decades of trial expertise. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply familiar with all aspects of the local court system. Put our skill and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to assisting you get through the process to achieve your greatest possible result. Set up your initial consultation now so we can start the process of assessing how good your prospects are for a favorable result in court, or at the negotiating table.

Your Initial Consultation is Free.
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Other Crimes Related to Criminal Sexual Assault

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Criminal Sexual Assault and other Major Sex Offenses or Vulnerable Victim Offenses, for example:


  • Criminal Sexual Assault, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
  • Criminal sexual abuse, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50
  • Aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60
  • Indecent solicitation of a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-6
  • Indecent solicitation of an adult, 720 ILCS 5/11-6.5
  • Solicitation to meet a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-6.6


  • Sexual exploitation of a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.1
  • Permitting sexual abuse of a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.1A
  • Failure to report sexual abuse of a child, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.1B
  • Custodial sexual misconduct, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.2
  • Presence within school zone by child sex offenders prohibited; approaching, contacting, residing with, or communicating with a child within certain places by child sex offenders prohibited, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.3
  • Sexual predator and child sex offender; presence or loitering in or near public parks prohibited, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.4-1
  • Sexual misconduct with a person with a disability, 720 ILCS 5/11-9.5
  • Sexual Relations Within Families, 720 ILCS 5/11-11

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Criminal Sexual Assault online.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.