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The primary mechanism to overturn a wrongful conviction is by filing a direct criminal appeal with an appellate court. A criminal appeal can also occur after winning a suppression hearing at trial resulting in the prosecution filing an interlocutory appeal. Regardless of how a criminal appeal begins, the appeals process is the same consisting of three judges who decide the case. Unlike a trial where evidence is presented and witnesses testify, during an appeal neither side is allowed to present evidence. Instead the appellate court justices rely solely upon what evidence was presented and the appellate briefs presented by the parties on appeal.

Appealing a wrong decision is not limited to a finding of guilty or issues raised at trial but it can also occur because a losing party wants to appeal a denial of a post-conviction petition. An appeal is also not limited by appealing to an appellate court because any party who loses the appeal can attempt to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court and if the appeal involves a constitutional issue an appeal to the United States Supreme Court. However, before you can appeal to the Supreme Court, the Court needs to give you permission to appeal because there is no guarantee or right that the Supreme Court needs to hear your case.

Why Are We The Best?

Our mission is to make you feel like you are our most important client. After all you deserve nothing less.

A dynamic result occurs when honesty and integrity is combined with skill and experience.

At all times we will treat you how we would want to be treated and we will tell you everything we would want to know if our roles were reversed.

Chicago Criminal Appeals Attorney

Appellate Process

Most appeals are litigated solely based upon the appellate briefs that each party files with the reviewing court

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Perfection of an Appeal

The process to perfect an appeal is the formal mechanism of transferring jurisdiction from the trial court to the appellate court

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Supreme Court Review

The vast majority of cases that petition for Supreme Court review are rejected and never considered by the Supreme Court

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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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