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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 at (309) 565-8825 to request a free consultation. Our Illinois post-conviction lawyers bring 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 a Illinois post-conviction 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 Illinois post-conviction lawyer.
  • 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.

Trust the Central Illinois Post-Conviction Attorneys at Johnson Law Group

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 Illinois post-conviction attorneys can review your case and discuss the possibility of obtaining post-conviction relief.

Call our Illinois post-conviction attorneys today at (309) 565-8825 to request a free initial consultation.

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