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Illinois Post-Conviction Lawyers

The towns and cities surrounding Chicago are served by the Illinois procedures for the post-conviction Court. Therefore, it is necessary to have an Illinois appeal attorney that understands the local procedures, who is focused on the appeals process and understands the different types of cases that can be brought before the court. Brownstone Law’s Illinois post-conviction appeals lawyers, with their understanding of the local procedures and its superior appeals court experience is just the firm to help you with your case.

Contact our Illinois post-conviction lawyers today at (312) 248-7101

Do not hesitate to contact our Illinois post-conviction appeals lawyers at (312) 248-7101. Our criminal appeals lawyers in Illinois handle cases in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, and Elgin.

Illinois Post Conviction Law Firm

At Brownstone Law, we are able to handle civil and criminal state court cases in criminal law, criminal defense appeals, civil, commercial, business court appeals, tort appeals, white collar crime and many areas of federal appellate litigation. We can provide clients with a full review of the appeal and issues on appeal. An Illinois appeal attorney may also represent clients on all types of appeals including appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court.  Your post-conviction petition is due 6 months from the conclusion of your direct appeal in the United States Supreme Court. Obtain a form motion for habeas corpus:  Form Illinois Petition for Post Conviction Relief Motion. If a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court was not filed in your direct appeal, your petition is due 6 months from the date that a petition for certiorari would have been due. A petition for certiorari is due 90 days from the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling in your case or denial of your petition for leave to appeal. If you did not have a direct appeal, your petition is due 3 years from the date of your conviction. (The Illinois Supreme Court has interpreted the date of conviction to be the date of sentencing.)

Post Conviction Attorney in Illinois Services Include

  • Motions for a new trial
  • Motions Based on Newly Discovered Evidence
  • Pardons
  • Communications
  • Clemency
  • Habeas Corpus Relief
  • Motion to Overturn Judgment
  • Motions to Reduce Sentence
  • Vacate a Previous Conviction

Criminal Habeas Corpus Attorneys in Illinois

An Illinois appeal lawyer at Brownstone can focus on civil appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The law firm may also handle criminal appeals. Our federal appellate attorneys are able to represent clients from Chicago.  Most Illinois writs are filed under 725 of the Illinois Criminal Code.

When companies and business in Illinois confront trial court litigation they rely upon legal counsel to defend their interest. Our criminal appellate litigation law firm in Illinois can serve as appellate counsel to clients when parties choose to litigate a case at the next level before the courts of appeal. Appeals demand special talent.

Post-Conviction Law Firm In Illinois

Illinois Federal Post Conviction Motions

You don’t need a trial court attorney to file an appeal because they may not keep up to date on all the latest changes in the statutes and cases that may be relevant to your case. A state appeals attorney at Brownstone Law may help find any mistakes that occurred during your trial, the evidence presented or any other flaw that occurred. You need to keep in mind that an appeal lawyer is here to review your case; it’s not another trial. There is also a certain time limit that you are able to file your appeal case, so contact us today. You have the right to appeal the outcome of your case. Know your rights, protect yourself and work with an attorney who has years of experience in appeals law. Whether you have a federal, criminal or civil case you need an appeals attorney. Brownstone Law Firm can be here to help you through the appeals process. The first step is giving us a call today.

Brownstone’s criminal attorney’s experience cannot be equaled to any other federal habeas corpus attorneys’ experience throughout the United States. Brownstone employs the services of attorneys that are members of the order of coif, ex-prosecutors or former clerks of law. In their years of legal practice, our criminal lawyers have handled hundreds of litigation at the federal and supreme courts. They have therefore gained a lot of experience in the appeals process and the rules to be followed when filing for motions and petitions at the Supreme Court.

Have you been recently convicted and have utilized all your rights to appeal? Have you unsuccessfully tried to overturn your conviction using PDR claims or direct appeals to the Illinois appeal courts? You don’t need to be worried because you can still file for a motion of post-conviction relief. With this motion, you will be given an opportunity to explain to a different judge why you think your conviction should be overturned. Brownstone’s criminal appeal lawyers have been involved in hundreds of such cases at different appellate courts across the country. You, therefore, need to contact us if you are thinking of filing for such a motion. Call Brownstone’s Illinois Criminal Appeal, Civil Appeal, and Post-Conviction lawyers today at (312) 248-7101.

Recent Illinois Post Conviction Relief Motions and Opinions

The People v. State of Illinois v. Richard Felton (2018)

Case No. 150595, Third District Court of Appeals in Illinois.

Defendant first contends that an excessive amount of other-crimes evidence was introduced at his attempted first-degree murder bench trial. Specifically, he maintains that the evidence regarding the home invasion created a home invasion trial within the attempted murder trial. While defendant concedes that evidence of the home invasion was generally admissible to prove his motive for shooting Wade, he argues the amount and detail of that evidence rendered his trial unfair.  All relevant evidence is admissible unless its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice. Ill. Rs. Evid. 402, 403 (eff. Jan. 1, 2011). The probative value of a piece of evidence refers to its tendency to prove or disprove that a defendant committed the charged offense. See People v. Maya, 2017 IL App (3d) 150079, ¶ 68. Unfair or undue prejudice “speaks to the capacity of some concededly relevant evidence to lure the factfinder into declaring guilt on a ground different from proof specific to the offense charged.” Old Chief v. United States, 519 U.S. 172, 180 (1997).  Read more about this post-conviction motion in Illinois: Illinois Post Conviction Motions

Contact our criminal defense lawyers in Illinois for a habeas corpus writ (312) 248-7101.