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Following a finding of guilty every convicted defendant has a right to file a direct criminal appeal where an appellate court hears the arguments and issues raised by the defendant on appeal. The appellate court is not the final arbiter, instead, the final say is either the Supreme Court of Illinois or the United States Supreme Court (“the Supremes”). However, appealing to the Supremes is not an easy endeavor. For starters, the Supremes pick and choose which cases they want to hear and which cases they pass on hearing. In fact, the vast majority of cases that petition for Supreme Court review are rejected and never heard by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court really does not focus upon whether the lower courts reached the correct decision in a particular case; instead, the Supreme Court decides when lower courts have reached opposite rulings based upon a similar set of facts or when the issue involves a matter of first impression. Essentially, the Supreme Court usually will not take a case unless it involves unsettled issues of law or issues that carry ramifications beyond whether the appellate or trial court ruled correctly. Aside from these, the Supreme Court also takes that involve the constitutionality of a statute. In fact, a party can bypass review in the appellate court and appeal directly to the Supreme Court when a trial court finds a statute unconstitutional.

Prior to seeking Supreme Court review, the party must gain permission by filing either a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court or a petition for leave to appeal with the Illinois Court. The writ or petition must establish why the Supreme Court review is appropriate or why the Supreme Court needs to clarify a particular unsettled issue. The granting of the writ or the petition for leave to appeal is not a victory on the merits of the case or even an indication that you will be successful after review by the Supreme Court. Instead, the true battle begins after gaining leave to appeal to the Supreme Court because that is when you are given the opportunity to convince the Supreme Court that your position is correct.

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.

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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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Appellate Process

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

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Criminal Appeals

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

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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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