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Champaign Rape Defense Lawyers

Sex crimes are very serious criminal offenses that are not punished lightly. In the state of Illinois, convicted sex offenders face severe penalties, including life registration as a sex offender, years in prison, and high fines. These consequences are enough to completely devastate one’s life. If you have been accused of rape, then you will need powerful protection to ensure that your lifestyle remains intact.

The Champaign rape defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices have the experience necessary to provide you with solid representation in court. To get protection from a qualified defense attorney, call our offices at 217-328-6000 today.

The Penalties for Rape

Rape, also known as criminal sexual assault, is the act of forcing unwanted sexual penetration upon another person. Such penetration may occur through the use of threats or violence, or it may occur because the victim was unable – for whatever reason – to give “knowing consent.” Sexually penetrating a minor who is either a family member or who is entrusted to the offender is also considered to be rape.

Rape is a felonious act, although the class of the felony varies depending on the circumstances surrounding the situation:

  • Class 1 Felony: First-time rape offenders will be charged with a Class 1 felony, which is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Class X Felony: Repeat offenders will be charged with a Class X felony, which is punishable by 30-60 years in prison without probation
  • Natural Life in Prison: Rape offenders who have a previous aggravated sexual assault or predatory criminal sexual assault of a child conviction will be sentenced to life in prison

No matter what your charge, however, you may face very severe punishment. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help lessen your charges or punishment and protect you in court.

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If you have been charged with rape, then you will need a capable and qualified defense attorney to aggressively protect you in court. The Champaign rape defense lawyers at Bruno Law Offices have the experience necessary to effectively and aggressively represent you. Contact our offices today at 217-328-6000 to speak with an attorney about your situation.

Our Office Location

Bruno Law Offices
301 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 328-6000
Fax: (217) 328-6765
Email: info@tombruno.com

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