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.
Have you recently been arrested for a crime or charged with a criminal offense in Illinois? You need to know that criminal charges can have serious consequences, and you should be focusing on beating the charges you are facing. Whether you are a first-time offender who is facing misdemeanor charges or you already have a criminal record and are facing felony charges, a conviction can have serious consequences. Even a misdemeanor offense can alter your ability to be considered for certain types of employment, and you may need to disclose your criminal record any time you apply for a job or for credit. And even a misdemeanor can lead to jail time. When you are facing felony charges, you can be looking at a substantial prison sentence if you cannot build a successful defense.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we are committed to providing clients with the strongest defense we can. An experienced Buffalo Grove criminal defense attorney at our firm will evaluate your situation and work to develop a specific defense strategy that is tailored to the facts of your case.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we represent defendants in many different kinds of criminal cases. We offer tailored criminal defense services to clients facing the following types of misdemeanor and felony charges:
In addition to the above criminal defense services, we also routinely assist clients with post-conviction relief, including but not limited to the following:
It is extremely important to work with a criminal defense attorney in Buffalo Grove who can build a strong defense that is tailored to the circumstances of your arrest and the charges against you. For example, a DUI defense strategy that may be effective for a client whose Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure were violated will not necessarily be effective for a client who was given a defective breathalyzer test.
By working with an Illinois criminal defense lawyer, you can ensure that we will look precisely at the facts of your case and will build a defense designed to help you beat the charges you are facing. If winning your case does not seem likely, you should know that we may be able to have the charges against you reduced to a citable offense or to an offense that carries a lesser penalty.
When you are facing criminal charges, you do not want to handle your defense on your own. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Buffalo Grove can examine every detail of your arrest and the process that led to the charges against you and can construct a strategy for beating the charges based on those facts that are specific to your case. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Buffalo Grove and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus for more information.
I am forever grateful for Jonathan Minkus and his assistance with my clemency petition. I found myself in an exceptionally troubling situation in which my legal status in the US was in jeopardy due to my criminal record. Per the advice of my immigration attorney, I engaged Mr. Minkus’s services in the hopes that he might be able to assist with a clemency petition. Mr....
My wife and I have tried 3 times for her green card and was rejected three times because of some trouble she was accused of before she spoke English. I asked another Lawyer is there anything we can do and she referred us to Jonathan Minkus. We meet with Jonathan and said he might be able to help us but it would be difficult. Jonathan...
Jonathan helped me to vacate two of charges against me, and both of them are successfully vacated. I had a very good experience working with Jonathan and he is a very kind person and very considerate. I would like to highly recommend someone that has same situation as me to go get help form Jonathan.
For 6 years my wife and I tried to receive our Green Card. After being declined 3 times, I asked our immigration lawyer is there anyway to correct some legal issues my wife fell into before she learned to speak English. We were referred to Jonathan and he has done miracles in clearing her name so we finally have a chance at receiving our Green...
Jonathan is not only a brilliant attorney but he is a genuinely good human being. A petty misdemeanor mistake was holding back our immigration process. We came to him seeking options and hope. Upon meeting Jonathan during our initial consultation, his overwhelming knowledge, positivity and kindness were on full display and we immediately felt hope again. I know in my heart Jonathan deeply cares for...
I highly recommend his services.
Jonathan was the only one willing to help my husband and me during a tough time. My husband was facing deportation and had no chance to beat his case unless Jonathan was able to vacate a previous conviction. Jonathan was persistent and genuinely advocated for my husband and family. Jonathan was able to vacate the 12-year-old conviction with DuPage County, giving us a fighting chance...
I hired Mr. Jonathan Minkus for a criminal drug conviction which I needed removed off of my record that I had pled guilty to over 7 years ago. Without going into too much detail about the difficulty of my case, I would just like to emphasize how difficult it is to convince a Judge 7 years after pleading guilty to drop a charge. Well, Jonathan...
Mr. Minkus did extremely good work on my difficult criminal case for Resisting Arrest . Also he help me save my Commercial Driver License for Agrivated speeding. That means he save my job and my income. This is High Class Lawyer and I would recommended This Lawyer to anyone with deep trouble . Thank You again mr Minkus.
I was wrongfully advised by an immigration lawyer to expunge my criminal record that consisted of a drug related charge in order to apply for residency. My wife and I quickly found out this was not true and were referred by two different lawyers (who did not know one another) to contact Mr. Minkus. We were without hope and filled with stress.
I almost never write reviews and when Mr. Minkus just finished representing my brother and I looked for him online I felt like I had to write this. Yes, he is not the cheapest lawyer around but he did exactly what he said he would do. My brother was being deported and we were sent to Mr. Minkus to try and fix his criminal record.
I hired Mr. Minkus a month ago after a convoluted incident that left me with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property, possibly pending a burglary charge. The confessions I had written and the police notes that were taken while I was in custody painted a very bad portrait of me and the system likely would have given me a severe sentence if not for
My experience with mr. Minkus was outstanding. Mr.Minkus really help me with difficult criminal case for Resisting Arrest and extremely bad traffic ticket for agrivated speeding . I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who are in deep trouble. I would love to say again THANK YOU mr Minkus for Excellent work on my case.
I had a conviction in my record that affect my ability to get my citizenship. Mr Johnatan came highly recommend from my immigration attorney and he was right. Mr Minkus went out of his way to get my conviction changed to the level that won't affect me anymore. I highly recommend his services.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.