Peoria Sex Crime Lawyers

Protecting Your Interests in Sex Offense Cases

If you have been accused of a sex crime in Peoria or elsewhere in Central Illinois, it can seem like the deck is stacked against you. More than perhaps any other crime, people tend to jump to conclusions when they hear of an alleged sex crime. Often, those accused are judged guilty in the hearts and minds of the public before the trial even begins.

In this climate of disapproval and distrust, it is the role of the criminal defense attorney to protect the interests of the accused and ensure that he or she receives a fair trial.

At Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we work hard to defend our clients' positions. We have extensive experience with sex crimes of all varieties, including:

  • Possession of child pornography
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Prostitution
  • Pandering
  • Pimping
  • Solicitation of prostitution
  • Child molestation
  • Indecent solicitation of a child
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sex offender registration violations

Call our firm at (309) 518-1007 for a free, confidential consultation regarding sex crime charges.

Sex Offender Registration in Illinois

In addition to jail time, fines, probation, and other penalties, a conviction for a sex crime generally includes registration on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. This is a publicly available record that includes the photo and address of Illinois residents who have been convicted of a sex crime. It also lists the crime for which they were placed on the registry.

If you are registered, your punishment continues even after you have been declared a free person. Registration often lasts years or decades, even a lifetime; during this period, your privacy and your personal rights will be limited in many ways.

Get Experienced Legal Counsel

The Peoria sex crime lawyers at Schierer & Ritchie, LLC have more than 30 years of combined experience defending the rights of people who have been accused of a crime. Together, we can develop a defense strategy designed to place you in the best possible position to achieve a favorable outcome.

Contact our firm at (309) 518-1007 today.

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    If you do not wish to travel, we can also arrange to meet with you in a more convenient location.

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    We have successfully defended hundreds of cases for our clients throughout Peoria.

  • 3 Decades of Experience

    Both attorneys Schierer and Ritchie have extensive experience at both the appellate and state levels.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Mr. Schierer learned many invaluable lessons as a criminal prosecutor that helps him today.

  • You're Not a Number

    We strive to be open and accessible to our clients and to build a personal relationship.