Getting Your Life Back On Track After A Conviction
Even the most minor criminal charges can leave a stain on your record, affecting your life for years after the event. Your criminal record can affect your employment prospects, your scholastic opportunities, and in some cases, your citizenship status. In many cases, even after an initial trial or conviction, you may still have some responsibility for your case status.
An experienced attorney can walk you through the post-conviction process, and provide comprehensive guidance on a variety of issues, working to ensure that criminal charges don’t have a lasting, lifelong impact.
At Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law, attorney Michael E. Baker works with clients in Evanston and Chicago and throughout Cook County on a variety of post-conviction actions. Mr. Baker’s representation doesn’t stop with a guilty or not guilty verdict. He works with clients to make sure that every possible legal avenue is exploited so that they can resume their life without the shadow of past criminal charges.
Comprehensive, Complete Legal Guidance
Mr. Baker provides assistance for a variety of post-conviction matters, including:
- Criminal appeals, while staying mindful of the time-sensitive nature of the process
- Record expungements: whether you’ve been found guilty or not guilty, you may be eligible to either expunge or seal your records
- Probation and parole violations for a wide range of reasons
All of these processes are extremely serious and impactful. Since your freedom and job prospects may depend on how post-conviction matters are handled, it’s important that you align yourself with knowledgeable, strategic counsel.
Confronting Wrongful Imprisonment
In any criminal case, it is vital to ensure that you are not suffering unnecessary penalties. If you are imprisoned for longer than your sentence specifies – or if you should not be in jail to begin with due to lack of evidence against you – contact an assertive attorney immediately.
Mr. Baker is experienced with this issue. In addition to initiating the appeals process, he is ready to petition for a writ of habeas corpus in your defense. This legal order allows your lawyer to challenge the validity of your imprisonment to protect your rights.
In a writ of habeas corpus, you and your lawyer need to include the location of your imprisonment, the initial reason for imprisonment, documentation regarding your imprisonment and a description of why the incarceration is illegal. Mr. Baker is thorough when petitioning, and he will stand up for your constitutional rights.
Contact Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law Today
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your situation, call the firm at 312-782-4640, or use the online contact form.