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?

Best Criminal Defense Attorney Skokie

If you have been charged with a crime in Skokie, you face uncertainty and stress. Will you be convicted? Go to jail? Lose your job? It’s vital to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney right away to get the best case result. 

The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus will fight for your rights. Our attorneys know how to build the best defense to a variety of serious criminal charges. They’ll attempt to reduce the negative consequences of a serious criminal conviction. Some of the charges our attorneys can help you with include: 

Our attorneys will represent you through every part of the criminal case from beginning to end, including: 

Skokie Post-Conviction Relief Attorney

One of the services of the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus is post-conviction relief. Just because you were convicted of a crime doesn’t mean you should suffer for the rest of your life. A misdemeanor or felony conviction can mar your employment background check forever and negatively affect your life. 

Fortunately, a skilled Skokie post-conviction relief attorney can help you explore many legal options. Even if you served time, completed probation, or paid fines, your attorney can help you move forward in your life in a post-conviction proceeding. 

Some of the post-conviction relief possibilities include: 

Skokie Criminal Defense FAQs

Common questions our Skokie criminal defense attorneys receive include: 

Will I go to prison?

Possible prison time is something that you must take seriously. However, prison time is more likely for those who are accused of serious misdemeanors or felonies. It’s also more likely you will be incarcerated if you’re a repeat offender. First-time offenders convicted of a minor misdemeanor may avoid jail time with a diversion program – if you have an experienced criminal defense attorney. 

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are mostly minor offenses that are punished by jail time and fines. There are Class A misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, and Class C misdemeanors. Class A is the most severe. 

Felonies are serious offenses punished by large fines and state prison time. They are in five categories: Class X, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4. Class X is the most serious. 

Will my case go to court?

It’s common for most criminal cases not to go to trial, and plea bargains often happen. However, you should choose a skilled Skokie criminal defense lawyer with plenty of trial experience. Also an experienced trial attorney has more leverage to get you a better plea deal. 

What is a plea deal?

A plea deal or plea bargain is when your attorney obtains a negotiated outcome to your case. This is when you agree to say you are guilty to a lesser charge to receive a lesser or deferred sentence. Most criminal cases are resolved with plea bargains. 

A plea bargain is usually a favorable outcome, especially if a felony can be negotiated down to a misdemeanor. 

How do I select the best criminal defense lawyer?

Be sure your attorney has dealt with cases similar to yours with a successful record. This is even more important in a serious felony case, especially federal charges. Not every criminal defense attorney in Illinois handles these complex, serious cases. 

Contact Skokie Criminal Defense Attorney Now

Are you charged with a crime? You need the best criminal defense to ensure a favorable case result. Jonathan Minkus is a Skokie criminal defense attorney with 33 years of proven experience. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus today using our contact form.

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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.

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