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?

Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in and Around Joliet, Illinois

Anytime you face arrest and criminal charges in Illinois, it is critical to seek advice from a Joliet criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You might not call a lawyer quickly because you think the charges you are facing are relatively minor, or you might assume that there is no good defense to help you avoid a prison sentence. Yet anybody who is at risk of a criminal conviction, regardless of how seemingly minor or serious the charges are, and regardless of whether there is substantial evidence, needs to have the representation of a skilled criminal defense attorney. 

Defense Strategies in Joliet Criminal Cases 

At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we can develop a defense strategy that is tailored to the specific facts of your case. We frequently assist clients in a wide range of criminal defense matters, including the following:

We routinely represent juveniles in criminal defense cases, and we can also assist you with post-conviction relief. 

Penalties for Joliet Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses

Illinois law allows courts to sentence people who are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies to serious sentences that include fines, jail time, and terms of imprisonment. While misdemeanors are less severe than felonies, these offenses will still result in a criminal record upon conviction. Under Illinois law, the following are potential penalties you could face in order of severity: 

In some situations, a person convicted of particular felony offenses can face an extended prison term as a result of the facts of the case.

Seek Advice from a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Joliet

Even a misdemeanor conviction can result in jail time and can have lifelong effects given that you will have a criminal record. If you are feeling hopeless because of the evidence that law enforcement officials have gathered against you, or because this is a second or subsequent criminal offense on your record, you should know that a criminal defense lawyer can still be of great assistance. Our firm can help you to fight the charges you are facing, and even if we cannot have the charges dismissed, it may be possible to seek a reduced sentence. 

An aggressive Joliet criminal defense lawyer can help. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus today for assistance.

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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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