A criminal past can be a barrier to opportunities in the present and future, but you do have options for post-conviction relief in Illinois. Remedies include expungement, record sealing, appeals, and other proceedings that may be available to you – even if you’ve served time in prison, paid fines, and completed the terms of your probation. You may qualify to eliminate or reduce the negative consequences of a criminal conviction, which can otherwise impact employment, immigration status, and other aspects of your life.
Still, the key to post-conviction remedies is eligibility. There are complicated rules to determine whether the different options are available to you, and only a knowledgeable lawyer can assist you with post-conviction relief. Attorney Jonathan Minkus has three decades of experience in this niche of Illinois law, so please contact our Chicago or Skokie offices to schedule a case evaluation. While it’s no substitute for working with a skilled lawyer, some basics can help you understand how post-conviction remedies work.
In his 30 years of practicing law, attorney Jonathan Minkus has represented many clients seek various forms of post-conviction relief. From expungements and record sealing to criminal appeals and pardons, Mr. Minkus provides a wide range of services to help those convicted of different crimes in Illinois. Previously an Illinois Assistant State’s Attorney, he has extensive experience and legal knowledge to identify the best options under Illinois law. To determine whether you’re eligible, Mr. Minkus starts by conducting a case evaluation to assess the facts and determine which approach is suitable in your situation.
For more information on how an experienced criminal lawyer can assist with post-conviction relief in Illinois, please contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus at (847) 966-0300. We can also schedule a FREE initial consultation at our convenient locations in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.