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Our attorney knows that if there is less than 5 years' difference in age between the two lovers, and each party to the relationship is at least 13 years old, the teenage sex crime is a misdemeanor (unless force or violence was involved, or a party was mentally disabled).
Either participant could be charged with the misdemeanor of criminal sexual abuse, punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of ,500.
As a dedicated lawyer, knowledgeable on legal issues of consensual sex in Chicago, we can help you uncover the evidence you need to build a successful defense to your charge.
If you had a "reasonable" belief that your partner was 17 or over, you have a valid defense.
These included France, England, Virginia and the Northwest, Indiana and Illinois Territories.
The various territories and states also adopted English common law.
You need a skilled attorney to help you approach your defense in a strategically sound manner and present a convincing case.
Teenage romance isn't all roses and sweet kisses in Chicago.
Teenage romance can be a serious sexual offense that can land you in prison or force you to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years.
As we approach February 26, the first anniversary of the day same-sex marriage began in Chicago, it is interesting to take a look at the history of marriage restrictions in Chicago.
I haven’t researched this period in great detail, as marriage did not seem to be overly regulated.