Thursday, June 12, 2008

Criminal Sexual Abuse Charges Dismissed by Prosecutor

Chicago criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, successfully negotiated with the prosecutor to get the charge of Criminal Sexual Abuse dismissed at the Markham courthouse. The client, a 17 year old young man, with no criminal background, was charged with having sexual relations with a younger girl. Initially, the young girl was claiming that the client, and his cousin, had forced themselves on her. The police investigated the claims and initially considered charging the client with Criminal Sexual Assault, more commonly known as Rape, but decided that they would not be able to prove that the younger girl did not consent to the conduct. After throroughly negotiating with the prosecutor and family of the younger girl, the family and the prosecutor decided to dismiss the charges.

While Criminal Sexual Abuse is a Class A Misdemeanor, the potential punishment for a conviction can have serious life-long consequences. If the client had been convicted he was facing up to one year in jail and may have been required to Register as a Sex Offender. The family of the client was extremely grateful for efforts of Chicago criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas.

For more information about the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, P.C., visit us at or call us anytime at 1-800-228-7295.

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