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?

Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago

Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Clients in Chicago

 Facing criminal charges in Chicago can be one of the most anxiety-inducing experiences that anyone will have. You should know that a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Chicago can help you to fight these charges. We will do everything we can to get the charges dismissed or to get you an acquittal. Yet even if you cannot win your case, we may be able to have your charges reduced. Get in touch with our firm as soon as possible to get started on your defense.

Chicago Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses

Our firm can assist you with many different kinds of misdemeanor and felony offenses. Some types of criminal offenses are frequently charged as misdemeanors, while others may always be charged as felonies. In many cases, whether your offense is charged as a misdemeanor or felony will depend upon the particular circumstances of your arrest, including, for example: 

Consequences of a Chicago Criminal Conviction

If you are convicted of a criminal offense in Chicago, you can face a wide variety of penalties under Illinois law. The possible penalties depend in large part on the classification of the criminal offense, and whether you are a first-time or subsequent offender. The following are descriptions of the different misdemeanor and felony classifications in Chicago, and their accompanying penalties in order of declining severity:

In addition to the penalties described above, it is critical to keep in mind that there are also social penalties associated with a criminal conviction. 

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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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Contact a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nobody should attempt to build a complex criminal defense strategy on their own without assistance from an aggressive Chicago criminal defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we know how critical it is to have an experienced defense attorney to represent you from the start to finish of your case. Contact us today for assistance.

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Twin Lakes, WI 53181


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