Cheronis & Parente LLC


Experienced Illinois State And Federal Appellate Attorney

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.

Advocating For The Wrongfully Convicted

At Cheronis & Parente LLC, our Illinois appeals attorneys are well-versed in appellate law for both state and federal crimes. Our entire practice is devoted to criminal law.

Our attorneys have 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 at 312-663-4644. Let us help prove your innocence.

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 U.S. 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 lawyers can help, contact Cheronis & Parente LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

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Easy to work with – and hard to work against. A veteran of many high profile federal and state cases, clients are often surprised by how approachable they find Damon. But having seen him at trial dozens of times over the years, I can attest to his powerful motions practice, ability to conduct relentless cross-examinations, and give moving openings/closings. With personal and professional qualities that make him easy to work with – and hard to work against – anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney would be in great hands with Damon Cheronis.

Andy B. Chicago, IL

A lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. Damon, is a lawyer who truly cares and listens to his clients. He was totally prepared for the case so he was never surprised by the prosecutions evidence or arguments. He and was able to put the prosecutors in a defensive mode. He was by far the best attorney in the court room. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

John D. Chicago, IL

More than just and attorney! Very professional, always pays attention to detail and hungry to fight for his clients. The price I paid does come close to how hard he works. More than just and attorney! I definitely would recommend Damon to anyone I knew who needed a good attorney.

Ashley C. Chicago, IL