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?

Assault Attorney Chicago

Assault and battery, two terms often used in conjunction, are two distinct offenses defined by Illinois law. Assault is the threat of harm and the thought that the threat could be carried out. Assault doesn’t require that actual physical contact be made or that the offender possesses the ability to carry out the threat. Instead, it is enough that the victim believes that the threat could be carried out. For example, pointing a toy gun at someone may be deemed assault even if the offender didn’t make contact with the victim, nor did they have the ability to carry out the threat.

Battery, on the other hand, is the illegal touching of another individual either intentionally or knowingly and without a legal reason. A victim doesn’t need to be injured for the battery to have happened; it is enough that physical contact happened in an insulting or provoking way.  

Jonathan Minkus is a highly-skilled assault attorney in Chicago with considerable experience defending charges such as assault/battery.

Charges in Illinois

Typical assault and battery crimes include:

Our firm knows that being charged with a criminal offense can be one of the scariest and most daunting experiences to happen to a person. Nothing can prepare you for being arrested and a following stay at the local police station while awaiting questioning or formal criminal charges against you or a family member. And if you’ve never been through this process before, your first inclination might be to make a statement hoping that they will set you loose. This would be your first error. Before talking with any law enforcement personnel, you need to obtain legal representation from an experienced Chicago criminal lawyer. 

Whether you’re the target of an investigation by a federal or state law enforcement agency or you’ve been formally arrested and booked, there are essential measures you can take to defend your rights, freedom, and reputation. Police officers and detectives realize that they have a large advantage when handling unrepresented arrestees who might have only a slim understanding of their rights. 

Damaging admissions or inconsistent statements often become crucial elements in a prosecutor’s case. If you refuse to talk with the police and instantly assert your right to have a lawyer present, this is the best way to protect your future. When legal counsel represents you before charges are filed, your criminal defense attorney in Chicago can defend your interest during interrogations, searches, lineups, and other aspects of the pre-charge investigation process.

Total dismissal of the charges may be feasible under certain situations. If this can’t be done based on the facts of the case, then a reduction in charges and a decrease in punishments may be negotiated. 

Speak with an Assault Attorney in Chicago Right Away

Mr. Minkus has a vast history of getting acquittals at trial or getting a verdict on a lesser included charge. He is devoted to delivering an aggressive and effective defense for his clients. To schedule a free consultation, contact the office today.

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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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