Naperville Criminal Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Experienced Representation for Sex Abuse Charges

If you are accused of criminal sexual abuse, you are facing a criminal charge with an immediate stigma and the possibility for severe criminal penalties, including registration as a sex offender. At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, you will find an experienced Naperville criminal sexual abuse attorney who will begin work immediately to protect your rights and your freedom and create a defense that will be effective in local courts.

Consequences Include Sex Offender Registration

Criminal sexual abuse is a less serious charge than criminal sexual assault. Often, criminal sexual abuse is thought of as an offense involving sexual touching, while criminal sexual assault involves penetration. In some cases, commonly referred to as statutory rape, penetration may occur with a criminal sexual assault.

The level of charge and potential sentence if you are convicted of criminal sexual abuse will depend on the nature of the allegations and the circumstances. For some serious criminal sexual abuse charges, you could receive years in prison and a steep fine.

As with other convictions for sex offenses, if you are convicted of criminal sexual abuse you will be required to register as a sex offender in Illinois. This requirement places significant restrictions on your life, including where you live.

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When you retain our law firm, we will work to avoid the stigma of the sex offender registration requirement and work to reduce the consequences of your charge. Our attorney has worked in the DuPage County criminal court system for more than 30 years. Before entering private practice more than 20 years ago, Mr. Nathe worked as a probation officer and a prosecutor. As a result, he knows how the state will attempt to prove the charges — and how to best defend against them.

If you have been charged with criminal sexual abuse, do not wait to begin your defense. Call our office at 630-364-4621, toll free at 888-583-6197 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations.