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?

Northbrook DUI Lawyer

Illinois, like the rest of the country, prohibits motorists from driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more. While most Northbrook residents are aware of this law, many do not know that it is also possible to be convicted of driving under the influence even if a person has not consumed any alcohol, but is instead deemed to be impaired by drugs, including cannabis that has been prescribed for medical purposes. Being convicted of a DUI can have serious consequences, including jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension, and the creation of a permanent criminal record, so if you were arrested for driving under the influence, it is critical to speak with an experienced Northbrook DUI lawyer about your legal options.

When is a Person Legally Under the Influence in Illinois?

Under Illinois law, a person is legally under the influence of drugs or alcohol if he or she:

However, a person can be convicted of DUI even if he or she does not meet these minimum thresholds. For example, an individual with a BAC that falls between .05 and .08% will still be considered to have been driving under the influence if additional evidence of that person’s impairment is provided by law enforcement officers.

Potential Penalties

The penalties for drivers found in violation of these laws are serious, although the severity depends on a few different factors, including:

Depending on these circumstances, a defendant could face some or all of the following penalties, even for a first conviction:

Further convictions are treated even more severely and in addition to jail time, fines, and community service, a defendant could also be required to complete an alcohol or drug evaluation, as well as a substance abuse treatment program, use a breath alcohol ignition interlock device, carry high-risk car insurance for no less than three years, and have his or her vehicle impounded. With so much at stake, it becomes especially important for those who have been arrested for driving under the influence, to retain an experienced attorney who can help them formulate a strong defense.

Contact Our Northbrook DUI Legal Team Today

To speak with a dedicated DUI lawyer who has the experience and resources to aggressively defend your rights and interests, please call the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus at (847) 966-0300. Initial consultations are offered free of charge, so if you were arrested for driving under the influence, please do not hesitate to call or contact us online today.

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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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