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 Lawyers Chicago

Facing an assault charge is a serious legal matter with potentially significant consequences. Understanding the nature of assault charges, their different categories, potential repercussions, and the critical importance of robust defense strategies is paramount. At the Law Offices Of Jonathan Minkus, we are committed to defending the rights of those accused of assault in Illinois. Contact our assault lawyers near Chicago today for a consultation.

What Are Assault Charges?

In the state of Illinois, assault is defined as knowingly engaging in any form of conduct that places another person in reasonable fear of receiving a battery. Even if physical contact is not made, actions that make someone reasonably believe they are about to be struck can constitute an assault.

If you were accused of assault, you need to act quickly. Even the accusation alone can have long-lasting impacts on your reputation. Attorney Jonathan Minkus stands ready to help you review your legal options, so you know what to do to move forward.

Types of Assault Charges in Illinois

The law distinguishes between three types of assault charges:

  1. Assault: Unlawfully causing another person to apprehend an imminent harmful or offensive contact.
  2. Battery: Knowingly causing physical harm to another person or making contact with them in a provoking or insulting manner.
  3. Aggravated Battery: This is a more serious offense that arises when the battery is committed against protected classes, involves a deadly weapon, or causes severe bodily harm or disability.

Understanding the difference between these terms can help you better comprehend the situation you’re in and seek the legal assistance you need.

The Consequences of Assault Charges

In Illinois, assault and battery charges can lead to a maximum sentence of up to a year in county jail. However, circumstances can elevate these charges to felony offenses, carrying the possibility of lengthier prison sentences. Convictions for assault charges can also have long-term consequences, such as difficulties securing future employment and negative personal life impacts.

Defending Your Rights

When facing assault charges, it is imperative to enlist the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. With over 33 years of experience, Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with various criminal offenses, from misdemeanors to serious felony charges. His experience in post-conviction and criminal law, combined with his personalized approach to each case, ensures the best possible defense for your matter.

As your legal team, we provide a range of legal resources and services to individuals facing assault charges, including a free, confidential initial consultation to assess your case and guide you on the best course of action. Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible is crucial to protect your rights and build a strong defense.

Seek Legal Assistance Today

If you or a loved one faces assault charges in Illinois, it is critical to seek the legal services of the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus. By contacting our legal team as soon as possible, we can provide the strongest possible defense and work towards the right outcome for your case. Do not let an assault charge dictate your future. Contact our assault lawyers near Chicago for a free consultation.

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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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