Overturning Wrongful Convictions

An appeal or post-conviction petition is vastly different than the process at trial. Trials are the place where evidence is heard and brought before the trier of fact. On appeal or in a post-conviction petition evidence is not presented to the appellate court. Instead, the appeal or post-conviction seeks to review the trial court’s evidentiary rulings or its ultimate decision following trial. The reviewing court’s decision is reached solely based upon the record on appeal. The record on appeal consists of the parties’ filings in the trial court, the trial court’s orders, and the transcripts of the trial proceedings. The fact that new evidence cannot be presented in the appeal or post-conviction petition requires trial counsel to properly preserve the issues on appeal. This is especially important because issues that are not properly preserved for appeal are forfeited and cannot be raised on appeal except for plain error.

Criminal Appeals

We Know How to Win on Appeal

The primary mechanism to overturn a wrongful conviction is by filing a direct criminal appeal

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Post-Conviction Petitions

Former Appellate Prosecutor

Post-conviction petitions are collateral attacks on wrongful convictions

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Post-Trial Motions

When Winning is the Only Option

A post-trial motion is required to appeal a finding of guilty and an important tool in overturning a wrongful conviction

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Clemency

Experience to Make the Difference

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Avada’s Other Services

We are very proud of the cases that we have won especially those when our clients were wrongfully convicted. Each case is different and past case studies along with the information on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted to indicate a certain result will occur in your specific legal situation.

Why Choose Us

  • You are our number one priority and our goal is to make you feel that everyday.

  • Former prosecutor in Cook County one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the world.

  • We will always talk to you and we will never talk at you.

  • Relentless advocate who is not afraid to fight the government.

  • We will always strive to be the advocate you can trust.

What Client’s Say

I can’t say enough great things about Omar Jaleel. I hired Omar to help a family member, who suffers from addition, ordered to a rehab facility for 15 months instead of being sentenced to jail. It took some time but he was dedicated and made it happen. A very difficult task in an overcrowded judicial system. Thank you for everything Omar.
Terry J., Client

Excellent attorney. Accountable. Always shows on time. Strives for customer needs and wants. You feel like you are really backed during the entire process.

Brian V., Client
Outstanding legal representation. Omer’s experience and expertise was truly an asset that payed dividends and prevented a disastrous outcome. I would highly recommend him to my friends and families without any hesitation.
James J., Client

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