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?

Domestic Violence Lawyer Skokie

There are many criminal offenses that constitute domestic violence under the law. Because of the uniquely intimate nature of domestic violence, these offenses can carry even more penalties than other criminal offenses. A conviction for a single misdemeanor can affect all areas of your life if that charge is designated as domestic violence. Learn more about why it is so important to hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Skokie to defend your constitutional rights any time you face criminal charges related to domestic violence. 

Common Domestic Violence Charges

There is no single criminal offense called “domestic violence.” Instead, there are many different offenses set forth in the Illinois Criminal Code that can be designated as domestic violence. Here are some of the most common charges that constitute domestic violence: 

Whether the domestic violence designation is made by a prosecutor, a judge in the criminal or family court, or even a prospective employer, there are many ways that a domestic violence conviction can impact your life. 

The Potential Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

There are many potential consequences of a domestic violence conviction. Some, like a prison sentence, are a direct result of the criminal charge. Others are more indirect: a family court, for example, might restrict a person’s parental rights as a result of a domestic violence conviction. Here are some of the most common consequences of a domestic violence conviction: 

Why Any Domestic Violence Conviction Results In the Permanent Loss of Gun Rights

The Brady Handgun Bill was signed into law in November 1993. Named for President Reagan’s injured press secretary, the Bill has many provisions that are designed to make handgun ownership safer throughout the United States. One of these provisions prevents anyone from lawfully owning a gun after they have been convicted of a domestic violence offense. The ban is permanent: unlike other civil rights, gun ownership cannot be restored after a period of time. The ban applies to both misdemeanor and felony offenses. Even if the charge is not considered domestic violence under state law, it could be considered domestic violence under federal law, and the Brady ban would still apply to the case. 

Speak with a Domestic Violence Lawyer in Skokie Today

Loss of gun ownership is just one of many consequences a person faces when they are accused of domestic violence. It is important to hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer as soon as you learn of accusations against you. The sooner your attorney becomes involved with your case, the better options they will have for resolving the charges and mitigating any related consequences. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with attorney Jonathan Minkus.

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