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?

Chicago Criminal Appeals Attorneys

Too many people are wrongfully convicted of crimes or receive overly harsh sentences for a criminal conviction in Chicago criminal courts. The law provides convicted individuals with the right to appeal a judge or jury’s decision based on certain arguments, though the appeal process is complicated. 

Always discuss your options with a Chicago criminal appeals attorney who can devise the right strategy to fight your conviction or sentence. The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus have helped many people with their appeals, and we can represent you in Illinois or federal courts. Reach out today as strict deadlines might apply to your appeal. 

Appellate Representation You Can Trust

When you need to request a direct appeal of your conviction, you have the right to legal representation, just as you did in your initial criminal case. Our team knows how to petition the appellate court to review your case and seek one of the following:

The above will only be granted if there is concrete evidence to support legal errors or other mistakes in the criminal process. Courts will not review and overturn convictions or sentences for any reason, and our team knows how to present persuasive arguments and evidence in favor of a new trial or reversal. 

Some reasons that support a successful appeal include the court or other authorities violating your constitutional rights, the prosecutor concealing evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, and more. We thoroughly review your criminal case file and court transcripts to build the strongest possible case in favor of your appeal. Our firm knows how to develop successful appeal strategies and can advise you on what might be possible based on the facts of your case.

Why Choose Our Criminal Appeals Firm?

When you need to file a criminal appeal, you have many options, and you want to hire the right law firm. Attorney Jonathan Minkus has more than three decades of experience representing clients in criminal trials and appellate proceedings. We handle cases in Illinois county courts and federal criminal courts, and we represent clients throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, and Kane counties.

With experience as a former prosecutor in Cook County, Attorney Minkus knows how both sides of the criminal process work, and this gives us unique insight into how to argue your appeal. We can foresee the prosecutor’s argument in opposition to your appeal and prepare arguments on your behalf with this in mind.

You Want Help from the Right Chicago Criminal Appeals Attorney

A criminal conviction can be devastating, but it might not be the final word in your case. Never simply accept a conviction or sentence that you believe is wrongful. Instead, let our legal team at the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus review your chances of a successful appeal. Contact us so we can review what happened in your criminal case and advise you on how we might help with the criminal appeal process. 

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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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