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.
The smartest thing to do when you are facing criminal charges is to hire an experienced attorney who can provide you with competent, aggressive legal representation. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, our Chicago criminal defense lawyer has been recognized as a top attorney in Illinois, and has spent more than three decades successfully defending clients charged with a wide breadth of crimes. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call our law offices for the counsel you need today.
Our law firm and our Chicago criminal defense lawyer have represented clients charged with myriad criminal offense, ranging from minor traffic offenses to much more serious crimes, like homicide. If you have been charged with a crime, we feel confident in our ability to represent you. The most common types of crime for which we provide criminal defense legal representation include:
We also provide representation and legal services for clients who are seeking post-conviction relief and appeals.
The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus is not your average criminal defense law firm, and Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus is not your average Chicago criminal defense lawyer.
To start, Jonathan Minkus will always handle your case himself, rather than passing it off to another attorney or paralegal within the law firm. As such, you can take confidence in the fact that an attorney with more than 33 years of experience will be working on your case, and will be responsible for building your defense.
Not only do we provide personalized services that many other large firms fail to offer, but our law firm has a track record of success. Further, we are not intimidated by the prospect of bringing your case to court. In fact, while we may be able to negotiate your charges and reach an agreement out of court, if we need to litigate on your behalf to protect your rights, we will gladly do so.
Regardless of the severity of the crime with which you have been charged, if you are convicted of the crime, there will be consequences. These consequences might include a fine, court fees, a mark on your criminal record, a revocation of your driver’s or professional license, jail time, or a long-term prison sentence. Of course, being convicted of a crime can also harm your personal and professional reputation, and may result in you losing your job, and having difficulty securing employment or housing in the future.
When you hire our experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer, you increase your chances of mitigating the worst of potential consequences and fallout.
You can schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus by sending us a consultation request using the form found on our website. If you need immediate services, please call our dedicated Chicago criminal defense lawyer directly. We are here to advocate for you.
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.