Joliet Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer

Sexual assault is a serious offense. Many types of charges carry mandatory prison sentences. Additionally, some impose a 10-year or lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. All carry a burdensome social stigma that can have a lasting impact on your reputation, employment and future.

Criminal sexual assault includes not only acts involving the use or threat of force, but also acts involving those under the age of consent — commonly known as statutory rape. Additionally, it includes acquaintance or “date rape.” No matter what type of sexual assault charge you are facing, you need a strong legal advocate on your side.

Your Legal Ally · Dedicated To Defending Your Rights

I am Douglas G. DeBoer, a sexual assault defense attorney in Joliet, and I am dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of those accused of sex crimes. You can rely on me to use every legal tool at my disposal to fight for your freedoms and future. Whether witness credibility or forensic evidence is at the root of your case, I will do whatever is needed — including enlisting a private investigator and expert witnesses — to uncover weaknesses in the state’s case and craft the strongest possible approach. You can count on me as your legal ally.

Representation Backed By Knowledge And Experience As A Former Prosecutor

The law surrounding sex crimes in Illinois is extremely complex. Each case revolves on different facts and circumstances. Likewise, the potential penalties can vary significantly depending on the type of offense.

I have extensive experience handling sexual assault cases, as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer. Before founding my own practice, I served as a prosecutor in Joliet for 13 years, rising to the level of First Assistant State’s Attorney. As a result of this background, I understand how prosecutors approach these cases, which in turn allows me to anticipate the state’s moves and develop effective counter-strategies. I also know how to present effective arguments to persuade juries. My unique perspective gives my clients a significant leg up.

Charged With Statutory Rape Or Other Sex Offenses in Will County? · Contact Me For A Free Consultation

For personalized legal guidance, and extensive experience, call the Law Office of Douglas G. DeBoer  for a free consultation. After-hours meetings and jail visits are available by appointment.

My office is conveniently located across the street from the Joliet courthouse and jail in downtown Joliet.

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