Chicago Sex Crimes Defense Attorney

Sandra L. Byrd in Chicago, Illinois, is a criminal defense attorney with experience in legal representation regarding sex crimes. Illinois laws punish sex offenders harshly, so you need an attorney that can fight alongside you every step of the way. Attorney Sandra L. Byrd will explain your rights fully and make sure that you fully understand the charges against you.

Handling Sex Offenses Promptly

When dealing with sex offenses, time is crucial. Ms. Byrd will seek preliminary avenues to win your case without having to go to trial. It takes a seasoned attorney to navigate the criminal justice system and Ms. Byrd is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator. There are few, if any, allegations more damaging to your reputation that sex offenses. Attorney Sandra Byrd will not take that lightly.

Consequences for Sex Crime Convictions

According to the Sex Offender Registration Act, a sex offender can be anyone who is convicted of a sex offense or an attempt sex offense. Sex offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Sexual Assault & Abuse
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Custodial Sexual Misconduct
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Child Pornography
  • Aggravated Child Pornography
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • Grooming
  • Traveling to Meet a Minor
  • Indecent Solicitation of a Minor

The penalties associated with sex crime convictions are extremely serious. All convicted offenders in Illinois are required to register as a sex offender. Most are required to register for life. Since sexual offenses are diverse, the association with such a registry casts a negative light onto all registrants. If you are wrongly convicted of sexual crimes, having your name on the sex offender registry can be devastating. It can affect employment, where you live, where you can go, with whom you can associate, and how you are viewed in society.

Defending Against Sex Offenses

Navigating the intricacies of an alleged sexual offense can be a complicated process. Without the right strategy, you can be headed for difficult consequences. Attorney Sandra L. Byrd is keenly aware of what is at stake. She will scrutinize every piece of evidence to help you navigate the difficult circumstances of being charged with a sex offense. When examining your case she will analyze:

  • The validity of the testimony of the alleged victim
  • Motives and intentions surrounding the incident
  • Evidence presented by the state
  • The circumstances of the arrest
  • The interpretation of evidence and forensic results

If you were arrested for a sex crime, contact Attorney Sandra L. Byrd today for a free initial consultation. She will listen to you and take the time to answer any questions you may have. From her Chicago, Illinois office, she serves clients in Cook County, Chicagoland and beyond. Call (312) 928-1000 today.

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