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.
When you are facing criminal charges in Skokie, there is no time to hesitate – you need to act quickly to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Calling a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested and charged with a crime can improve your chances of having the case resolved in your favor. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, our Skokie criminal defense lawyer has spent more than three decades aggressively advocating for those in Skokie who need him most, and is ready to fight for you.
The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus has experience in a wide range of types of criminal law, and can represent you no matter how minor or severe your charges may appear. Our attorney has experience in:
The list above is not inclusive; if you are facing criminal charges for a crime that you do not see listed above, give us a call anyway – our attorney is here to advocate for you. If we cannot help you, we can refer you to an attorney who can.
There is a reason that you need a skilled attorney when you are charged with a crime in Skokie: being convicted of a crime can have serious consequences. These consequences may potentially include:
A strike against you on your criminal record has a whole separate host of consequences, including challenges finding employment and housing, getting a volunteer position that you want, or even applying for a higher education program. If you have children, this could affect your ability to have custody of them.
When you contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, our experienced criminal defense lawyer, and our entire legal team, works hard to avoid a conviction – we want you to be able to walk away with a verdict of innocent if possible. In order to protect your best interests, we gather evidence, negate evidence presented by the prosecution, have evidence withheld when possible, file motions with the intent of protecting your constitutional rights, and negotiate with the prosecution to strike a plea bargain when appropriate. We are not intimidated by litigation, and will aggressively defend you in a courtroom.
Attorney Jonathan Minkus has been defending those facing criminal charges in Illinois for more than 33 years. He is an award-winning attorney, and is passionate about what he does. If you are looking for a law firm that will put your best interests first, and is experienced, skilled, and compassionate, call the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus today. We care about you!
My wife and I have tried 3 times for her green card and was rejected three times because of some trouble she was accused of before she spoke English. I asked another Lawyer is there anything we can do and she referred us to Jonathan Minkus. We meet with Jonathan and said he might be able to help us but it would be difficult. Jonathan...
Jonathan helped me to vacate two of charges against me, and both of them are successfully vacated. I had a very good experience working with Jonathan and he is a very kind person and very considerate. I would like to highly recommend someone that has same situation as me to go get help form Jonathan.
For 6 years my wife and I tried to receive our Green Card. After being declined 3 times, I asked our immigration lawyer is there anyway to correct some legal issues my wife fell into before she learned to speak English. We were referred to Jonathan and he has done miracles in clearing her name so we finally have a chance at receiving our Green...
Jonathan is not only a brilliant attorney but he is a genuinely good human being. A petty misdemeanor mistake was holding back our immigration process. We came to him seeking options and hope. Upon meeting Jonathan during our initial consultation, his overwhelming knowledge, positivity and kindness were on full display and we immediately felt hope again. I know in my heart Jonathan deeply cares for...
I highly recommend his services.
Jonathan was the only one willing to help my husband and me during a tough time. My husband was facing deportation and had no chance to beat his case unless Jonathan was able to vacate a previous conviction. Jonathan was persistent and genuinely advocated for my husband and family. Jonathan was able to vacate the 12-year-old conviction with DuPage County, giving us a fighting chance...
I hired Mr. Jonathan Minkus for a criminal drug conviction which I needed removed off of my record that I had pled guilty to over 7 years ago. Without going into too much detail about the difficulty of my case, I would just like to emphasize how difficult it is to convince a Judge 7 years after pleading guilty to drop a charge. Well, Jonathan...
Mr. Minkus did extremely good work on my difficult criminal case for Resisting Arrest . Also he help me save my Commercial Driver License for Agrivated speeding. That means he save my job and my income. This is High Class Lawyer and I would recommended This Lawyer to anyone with deep trouble . Thank You again mr Minkus.
I was wrongfully advised by an immigration lawyer to expunge my criminal record that consisted of a drug related charge in order to apply for residency. My wife and I quickly found out this was not true and were referred by two different lawyers (who did not know one another) to contact Mr. Minkus. We were without hope and filled with stress.
I almost never write reviews and when Mr. Minkus just finished representing my brother and I looked for him online I felt like I had to write this. Yes, he is not the cheapest lawyer around but he did exactly what he said he would do. My brother was being deported and we were sent to Mr. Minkus to try and fix his criminal record.
I hired Mr. Minkus a month ago after a convoluted incident that left me with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property, possibly pending a burglary charge. The confessions I had written and the police notes that were taken while I was in custody painted a very bad portrait of me and the system likely would have given me a severe sentence if not for
My experience with mr. Minkus was outstanding. Mr.Minkus really help me with difficult criminal case for Resisting Arrest and extremely bad traffic ticket for agrivated speeding . I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who are in deep trouble. I would love to say again THANK YOU mr Minkus for Excellent work on my case.
I had a conviction in my record that affect my ability to get my citizenship. Mr Johnatan came highly recommend from my immigration attorney and he was right. Mr Minkus went out of his way to get my conviction changed to the level that won't affect me anymore. I highly recommend his services.
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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