Central Illinois Post-Conviction Attorneys
Appeals, Writs, Sentence Modifications & Other Ways to Find Post-Conviction Relief
A sentence may have already been handed down for your criminal conviction, but that does not mean you are out of options. Illinois offers a variety of avenues for post-conviction relief.
Post-conviction relief is an option you have that makes the penalties you received for a conviction easier to deal with. It is not available to everyone, but if you have a compelling reason to get the court to re-evaluate your situation, you may be able to obtain a lighter sentence. The experienced post-conviction lawyers at Johnson Law Group in Central Illinois can help.
Contact us today to request a free consultation. Our team brings together over 100 years of combined experience.
Post-Conviction Options in Illinois
It doesn’t matter if you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, if you have grounds for post-conviction evaluation, one can be granted to you. However, you will need an attorney’s help filing the claim in a manner that will be convincing to court officials.
Options for post-conviction relief include:
- Appeals – You could have grounds for an appeal if there is evidence that you were not given a fair trial or sentence. This is not an easy thing to prove, but it can be demonstrated with the help of a skilled attorney.
- Writs – A writ is when a higher court or government official provides an order to a lower court. This means that this higher entity needs to believe that your trial or sentence was not handled fairly.
- Sentence Modification – Judges are not infallible. They will sometimes hand out sentences that go beyond what is called for. In these cases, you can request a sentence modification. You can also request sentence modification if your trial was mishandled.
- Judicial Release – A judicial release is an order that releases someone from incarceration before their sentence is complete. This usually requires the incarcerated to prove they have a vested interest in learning from their crimes and taking steps to benefit society.
Obtaining a post-conviction evaluation is not easy, but it's worth fighting for if your trial or sentence was unjust. At Johnson Law Group, our dedicated team of criminal attorneys can review your case and discuss the possibility of obtaining post-conviction relief.
Call our team today at (309) 565-8825 to request a free initial consultation.
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