Lake County Sex Offender Registration Attorney

Sex Offender Registration Lawyer Serving Round Lake Beach, Park City and Mundelein

The Illinois State Police maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database which is accessible to anyone through the Internet. This database identifies those convicted of certain sex offenses as well as crimes against children. If you were found guilty of a sexual offense, you will be required to register as a sex offender as part of your punishment; failure to do so could violate the terms of your parole. If you have been convicted of a sexual offense in another state and move to Illinois, you have three days to register as a sex offender in Illinois. Certain restrictions are in place for registered sex offenders. Primarily, you are not allowed to live or work within 1,000 feet of a school, day care, church, swimming pool or bus stop. Should you violate any of the stated restrictions you could be arrested.

Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt is well-versed in the laws surrounding Illinois sex offender registration, and understands the stigma attached to those charged or convicted of a sexual offense. The penalties associated with a sexual offense conviction are severe in the state, including prison time, extremely high fines and the necessity of registering as a sex offender, potentially for the remainder of your life.

Our Northbrook criminal defense lawyer also knows that even if you are wrongfully convicted of a sex offense you will be required to register as a sex offender. This can affect your employment, where you are allowed to live, where you go, who you associate with and the way society as a whole will view you. Matthew R. Gebhardt will fight aggressively for your rights and will give your serious charges the serious, experienced representation they deserve.

Skokie Sexual Offenses that Can Result in Illinois Sex Offender Registration

There are many different sexual offenses which can lead to a convicted person having to register with the Illinois Sex Registry for a period of years, or a lifetime. Some of these offenses include:

  • Sexual exploitation of a child;
  • Predatory, aggravated or criminal sexual assault;
  • Child pornography;
  • Ritualized abuse of a child;
  • Third or subsequent conviction for public indecency;
  • Any type of sexual misconduct against a person with a mental or physical disability;
  • Sexual exploitation of a child;
  • Patronizing or soliciting a juvenile prostitute; and
  • Operating a juvenile prostitution house.

In some cases you could find yourself required to register as a sex offender without even engaging in a sexual act. As an example, in the state of Illinois, if you have three convictions for public indecency you could be tagged as a sex offender and required to register. Once you have registered as a sex offender you may find that moving on with your life is practically impossible.

When You Forget or Miss the Timeframe for Illinois Sex Offender Registry

If you accidentally forget that you must register as a sex offender when you move to a new state or a new home within the state, or you missed your deadline for registering, you could find that you have violated the terms of your sentence. Such an infraction could result in your facing immediate incarceration. If you failed to register, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Avoiding the Illinois Sex Offender Registration with an Experienced Attorney

The only way to avoid the requirement of sex offender registry is to avoid a conviction for the crime you are charged with. When you hire the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. to defend you, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, working hard to provide a resolution which will protect your reputation and your future. If you have been wrongly accused, Attorney Gebhardt will zealously explore the false charges, seeking to prove your accuser was less-than-truthful. If Matthew R. Gebhardt feels the prosecutor’s case has holes, he will negotiate a non-sexual offense plea to ensure you avoid sex offender registration. Contact Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt today at 773-898-8745 or 847-239-4703 for a free consultation.