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Wrongful Conviction? Contact Our Chicago Appeals Lawyer.

Our system of justice is not always perfect, which is why there is an appeals system put into place at both the state and federal court levels. Wrongful convictions occur due to mistakes made during the criminal defense process.

Experienced Illinois Appellate Attorney At State And Federal Levels

Do not let the justice system intimidate you. Do not be afraid to question your conviction. If you believe mistakes were made during your case or you were wrongfully convicted, now is the time to take action. Your future is at stake. Trust the skills of an experienced Chicago appeals attorney. Arrange a consultation today.

Advocating For The Wrongfully Convicted

At the Law Offices of Damon M. Cheronis, our Illinois appeals attorney Damon M. Cheronis is well-versed in appellate law for both state and federal crimes. His entire practice is devoted to criminal law.

Mr. Cheronis has defended clients in court against drug charges, white collar crimes, RICO charges, conspiracy charges, violent crimes, murder and sex crimes. If you require appellate court representation or you are considering making an appeal, please contact us online or call toll free at 866-587-9887. Let us help prove your innocence.

For the past three years, Super Lawyers, in conjunction with Chicago Magazine, selected attorney Damon Cheronis for inclusion in the list of Rising Stars in the area of criminal defense. This honor is based on peer review and is bestowed upon a mere 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys.

Your Right To An Appeal

When an individual makes a criminal appeal, he or she is petitioning the higher court to review the decision of the lower court. During its review, the higher court (such as the Illinois Court of Appeals, Illinois Supreme Court or Federal Circuit Court of Appeals), will determine whether an error was made by the lower court. These errors can include:

  • Evidentiary ruling errors: exclusion of evidence that the jury should have heard or inclusion of evidence that the jury should not have heard (such as unfair and prejudicial evidence)
  • Prosecution errors: intentional or unintentional misconduct by prosecutors
  • Defense errors: ineffective assistance of counsel

If the higher court finds that the lower court erred, it can reverse the conviction, remand back to the lower courts for a new trial or resentence the conviction.

Contact Us For An Illinois Wrongful Conviction Attorney

For more information about an appeals process and how our Illinois wrongful conviction lawyer can help, contact the Law Offices of Damon M. Cheronis in Chicago, Illinois.