Chicago Post-Conviction Relief Attorney

Just because you were convicted of a crime doesn’t mean that your conviction must forever haunt employment background checks, stop you from becoming a U.S. citizen or remain a deportation threat.

There is no reason to let a youthful mistake, misunderstanding, past criminal record—or especially a criminal identity theft—be a barrier to future opportunities. Many options of post-conviction relief are available to help you, even after you have served time, finished probation, or paid your fines. Relief is critical for clearing the records of victims of criminal identity theft.

Through post-conviction proceedings, the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus can attempt to lessen the negative consequences of having been convicted of a crime. Your background may be used against you in rental matters, employment and education opportunities, by Immigration and Naturalization—and even socially.

Contact us at (847) 966-0300 for a FREE, confidential, initial consultation.

Why Post-Conviction Relief?

Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Attorney

Like every state, Illinois has its own laws that are enforced by police officers and other authorities. Law enforcement agencies are tasked with citing or arresting individuals who they believe have violated one or more laws, and then the state prosecuting attorneys can issue criminal charges if they believe there is sufficient evidence to do so. Prosecutors will then do everything they can to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to secure a conviction and have the criminal court impose penalties, including fines and jail time. 

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience, and the criminal justice system does not favor defendants. You need someone on your side to ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld and that you do not face a wrongful conviction or overly harsh penalties. Seek help from an Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus as soon as possible. 

Criminal Cases in Illinois

Illinois has many different criminal offenses on the books, each with its own elements and potential penalties. Many people believe that they do not need defense representation for a misdemeanor offense, since it is less severe than a felony. While some offenses are more serious than others, however, every charge in the criminal system is a serious matter – even traffic offenses. 

Our law firm handles a wide range of criminal cases, including:

Whether your charge might result in probation or years in state prison, it is still important to mount the strongest defense possible. 

The Long-Term Effects of a Criminal Conviction

One important thing to always remember is that after you complete your immediate court-imposed sentence for a conviction, you can experience lasting consequences of having a criminal record. Such effects might involve:

Because of these effects, you want to avoid having a criminal record whenever possible. 

How the Right Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

A prosecutor will not do you any favors when it comes to your criminal case, as they are trying to get a conviction whenever they can. Our law firm can assist with your defense in the following ways and more:

Speak with an Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you’re facing criminal charges following an arrest, you want the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus on your side. We know how the criminal system works in Arlington Heights, so please contact us for help right away.

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For Over 33 Years

Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.

We urge you to contact us for a FREE, confidential, initial consultation.

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