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?

Skokie Homicide Attorney

The serious nature of homicide charges cannot be overstated. If you or someone you care about is facing a homicide charge, building your strongest defense from the outset is critical to the outcome of your case and to your future. One of the most important first steps you can take in circumstances this dire is reaching out for the professional legal guidance of a dedicated Skokie homicide attorney

The Homicide Charge

Homicide is the general term that references one person killing another, which includes intentionally killing another person and doing so with reckless disregard for the other person’s safety. The charges that come under the homicide umbrella in the State of Illinois include murder, reckless homicide, and manslaughter. 

First Degree Murder

A first-degree murder charge in Illinois refers to killing someone else without legal justification when one of the following applies to the accused:

Second Degree Murder

When the homicide in question was not part of a deliberate plan, the charge of second-degree murder may apply. Such charges generally take one of the following two forms:

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter charges apply when all the following elements are present:

Reckless Homicide

Reckless homicide is similar to involuntary manslaughter in the sense that it was unintentional, but the charge applies when the accused is behind the wheel of a car, a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, or a watercraft.


Regardless of the homicide charge, the penalties are extremely harsh, and if a conviction does not alter the entire course of your life, it will have lasting repercussions that can be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. Charges of this magnitude aren’t something you can leave to chance, and hoping for the best is not an advisable approach. Defending your rights and your future as skillfully and aggressively as possible is paramount, and for that, you need skilled legal counsel.  

Turn to an Experienced Skokie Homicide Attorney for the Legal Guidance You’re Looking For

Jonathan Minkus at the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus is a formidable Skokie criminal defense lawyer who’s been successfully defending the rights of valued clients like you for more than 30 years, and he’s committed to also bringing your strongest defense. For more information about what we can do to help you, please don’t wait to contact us 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.

We urge you to contact us for a FREE, confidential, initial consultation.

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