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?

DUI Attorney Skokie

Lawyer Successful In Defending Clients Accused of DUIs in Skokie and Surrounding Areas

If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you are likely very scared and confused. At any stage of the process, it is entirely possible that your entire future could be impacted simply because your rights aren’t being actively protected. A DUI is no minor charge; you could not only end up losing your driver’s license for a significant amount of time, but you could also be facing prison time and serious fines.

At the Law Offices Of Jonathan Minkus, we believe in providing the highest quality legal representation for our clients facing DUI charges. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve dealt with many DUI and other criminal defense cases in Skokie, Illinois. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that you have the best defense possible. Contact us today for your free no-obligation consultation.

Implications & Defense

Aside from losing driving privileges and potentially spending time in jail, a DUI can end up on your criminal record, which can, in turn, affect employment. In addition, in order to obtain your driving privileges again, you must apply for driver’s license reinstatement and attend a hearing.

However, it is important to note that you and your attorney can provide a defense at every step of the way. Some potential challenges include:


In Illinois, there are two separate hearings associated with a DUI – an administrative hearing (regarding your driver’s license suspension or revocation) and a criminal hearing (regarding the actual criminal DUI charge). At your summary suspension hearing, you have the right to challenge the circumstances surrounding your DUI and driver’s license suspension. 

In terms of the criminal charges, a first time offender is typically charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, although the specific circumstances of the arrest also play a part in the charge. In Illinois, a third time or subsequent DUI charge has severe consequences, whereby you can be charged with an aggravated DUI.

The Best Skokie, Illinois DUI Attorneys

Attorney Jonathan Minkus has seen every DUI case out there, and has intimate knowledge of how they are handled within the system. He has the skill, experience, and reputation in the local courts to provide you with the very best defense.  

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, all has not been lost. It is possible to successfully defend against DUI charges if your case has been thoroughly investigated and the evidence carefully examined. As your DUI attorney, we will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case. We can also assist clients with the driver’s license reinstatement process.

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Awards/ Affiliation

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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