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 Gun Charge Lawyer

Illinois takes gun laws very seriously, and these laws aim to balance gun ownership rights with gun safety. To possess or purchase firearms or ammunition, residents of Illinois must obtain a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card from the Illinois State Police (ISP). The ISP also issues concealed carry licenses to those who meet the training and background requirements. 

The police can arrest individuals suspected of unlawfully possessing, carrying, or using a firearm in Illinois, and harsh criminal charges can follow. If you are arrested, seek help from a Chicago gun charge lawyer immediately. 

Possible Gun Charges in Illinois

The criminal charges you might face following a gun-related arrest will depend on the circumstances and the allegations against you. Below are some examples of gun charges that the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus can defend against. 

Unlawful use of a weapon can be a Class A misdemeanor, and a conviction can mean up to one year in jail. However, many factors can increase the charges to the felony level, including:

The possible penalties for a Class 4 felony include one to three years in prison, and a conviction of a Class 3 felony can mean two to ten years in prison. In some cases, gun charges might increase to a Class 2 felony, which can mean three to 14 years of imprisonment.

In addition, convicted offenders might lose their right to have a gun in the future, face fines, and experience many other penalties. A gun conviction will create a permanent criminal record that can affect your future in many ways. You want to avoid a conviction for a gun charge whenever possible with the help of a skilled defense lawyer. 

Further, many gun charges accompany other criminal allegations, especially when someone is accused of possessing or using a gun during a crime, such as robbery or burglary. You need an aggressive defense attorney who can fight your gun-related charges as well as any other charges you face at the time. 

Seek Help from a Chicago Gun Charge Attorney Immediately

The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus defends against all types of gun-related allegations in the Chicago area. We have the experience and resources to represent you in criminal court and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. We regularly obtain case dismissals, favorable plea agreements, acquittals at trial, and other positive results. 

Contact us to learn more about how we can defend against your gun charges in Chicago.

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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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