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?

Post-Conviction Attorney in Illinois

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.

Options and Eligibility for Post-Conviction Relief

Discuss Your Options with an Illinois Post-Conviction Relief Attorney

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.

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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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