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?

Wheeling Drug Charge Lawyer

There are currently 10 states in which the recreational use of marijuana is legal. Unfortunately, Illinois is not one of them. Furthermore, there are numerous other drugs that are trafficked throughout the country that are unlikely to see legalization.

Even in states where the recreational use of marijuana is permitted, the federal government still prohibits the manufacture, sale, and possession of the drug. It only takes one call from the president to clamp down on its use and those states would be powerless to stop seizures. The DEA, however, has better things to do at the moment, so that has not happened.

It remains true, however, that Illinois police will seize and charge individuals even for marijuana possession.

If you have been charged under federal or Illinois law, you will need a seasoned defense attorney to help you beat the charges. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus and we can help build your defense today.

Drug Possession Charges

Typically, states operate under a hierarchy of penalties. The more deadly the drug is, the higher the penalty for possessing it. Additionally, there are two types of possession – actual and constructive. Constructive possession occurs when the drug is not found on your person or property but in a place over which you exercise control. A skilled Wheeling drug possession attorney can help you plead the charges down or get them thrown out.

Possession with Intent to Deliver or Sell

In cases where the quantity of drugs is greater than one person can logistically use, the prosecution may infer the intent to sell. In many cases, a good drug attorney can get these charges reduced to possession.

Drug Manufacturing

If you are caught with the equipment necessary to manufacture or grow drugs on your property, you can be charged with manufacturing. Typically, this will require a police officer to execute a search warrant. In some cases, police officers may overstep their boundaries under the law. If this is the case and they entered your property illegally, a good drug attorney will be able to get those charges tossed out.

Drug Trafficking vs. Drug Distribution

If you are charged with drug distribution, that means that police have either witnessed the sale of the drug or have set you up. Otherwise, they must charge you with the intent to distribute. Trafficking, on the other hand, means that you have brought the drugs into the state from another state. These are the most vigorously prosecuted drug crimes in Illinois.

Talk to a Wheeling Drug Charge Lawyer

If you have been charged with a drug crime, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus can help. Contact our law firm by phone or online and we can begin discussing your options.

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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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