Illinois Teacher Sexual Abuse Defense Attorney
DuPage County Lawyer Offers Strategic Defense Against Teacher Sex Abuse Charges
The State of Illinois is quick to prosecute teachers and anyone in supervisory positions that perpetrate sexual abuse crimes against students or others entrusted to their care. In many such cases, there is only the teacher's word against the student's, and the tendency is to believe the student. When faced with such damaging allegations, it is important to get legal advice as soon as possible from reputable sex crime defense attorney with specific experience handling teacher/student sexual abuse charges. Don not make any statements to the police or anyone else until you have retained qualified legal representation. The attorneys in the law office of McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully defended criminal teacher/student sexual abuse cases throughout the Chicago area.
Defending Illinois Teachers Accused of Sexual Abuse
After their parents, educators represent the first line of authority for their students. For this reason, teachers who are accused of sexual offenses against their students could face particularly harsh penalties. Our attorneys know that teacher/student sex abuse charges could have an immediate impact on your employment, your reputation and your family relationships. A teacher convicted of sexual abuse or sexual assault against a student can result in substantial incarceration, significant fines, or years on probation. If convicted, you will be required to register as a sex offender, a label that will stay with you for life and severely limit where you live and where you can go.
According to Illinois law, any teacher involved with a student in touching or fondling the sex organs, anus, or breast, either directly or through clothing, has committed criminal sexual abuse. If penetration is involved, your crime constitutes criminal sexual assault, bringing more serious charges and penalties. Depending upon the acts and circumstances during teacher/student sexual abuse, other related charges may be brought, including:
- Child pornography
- Public indecency
- Indecent solicitation of a child
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Juvenile prostitution
- Ritualized abuse of a child (i.e., a child marriage followed by sexual contact)
Our attorneys in the law office of McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. are well reputed for our sensitive, caring representation of our clients. We are known too for our tenacious, consistent advocacy, without judgment, for the clients we represent. Our fees are affordable, our response is prompt, and our results are proven. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We represent clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout the Chicago area.