5225 Old Orchard Rd.
Ste. 23B
Skokie, IL 60077
200 W. Adams St.
Ste. 2211
Chicago, IL 60606
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Post-Conviction Relief Lawyers Northbrook

Whether it’s bad judgement or a mistake that leads to a criminal conviction, the implications can be serious for a person’s future. When that individual happens to be someone working to become a U.S. citizen the consequences are profound. A criminal record can make you ineligible for the immigration process or even put you at risk for deportation.

Fortunately, you do have options to address your criminal history and ensure your record doesn’t impact the immigration process. The eligibility rules are as complicated as the proceedings themselves, but you increase your chances of success by hiring a knowledgeable lawyer to represent your interests. Many individuals in your position have trusted attorney Jonathan Minkus to keep the doors of opportunity open for purposes of immigration. Please contact our Northbrook office for a case assessment discuss the specifics of you matter, as you review some general information on how post-conviction relief works.

Criminal Conviction and Immigration

If you are convicted of certain crimes in your home nation or in the U.S., you will likely be considered inadmissible to enter the country legally. This is true whether or not you expunged your criminal record or went through the record sealing process. However, there are certain exceptions if you were under 18 at the time of your arrest and the conviction was more than five years ago. Another exception applies for crimes considered “petty” offenses.

Inadmissibility Waivers

There is a process under U.S. immigration law to waive your inadmissibility, but the requirements depend on your status:

Schedule a Case Review with a Skilled Post-Conviction Relief Lawyer

Attorney Jonathan Minkus has dedicated 33 years of legal practice to pursuing all types of post-conviction remedies for members of the Northbrook immigrant community. He has represented clients charged or convicted with various crimes, helping them secure post-conviction relief and waivers so they’re able to become US citizens or avoid deportation.

In addition, Mr. Minkus is a former State’s Attorney for Illinois, so he brings unique experience in the area of post-conviction relief. To determine whether this type of remedy suits your situation, he conducts a case assessment to look at the facts involved and seek out the best options available under the law.

We offer free case reviews to discuss your options for post-conviction remedies in the context of immigration cases, so please contact us today at (847) 966-0300. We can also schedule a consultation at our convenient locations in the Chicagoland area.

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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Address :

SKOKIE OFFICE : 5225 Old Orchard Rd. Ste. 23B Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:

Ph : (847) 966-0300
Email : jminkus@minkuscriminallaw.com
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CHICAGO OFFICE : 200 W. Adams St. Ste. 2211 Chicago, IL 60606

Contact:

Ph : (847) 966-0300
Email : jminkus@minkuscriminallaw.com