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Post-conviction petitions are collateral attacks on wrongful convictions that are separate and apart from a direct criminal appeal. Post-conviction petitions are the state equivalent of federal habeas corpus petitions. While not required by law, post-convictions usually follow a direct appeal. Post-conviction petitions, unlike a direct criminal appeal, allows the defendant to raise substantial constitutional deprivations that do not appear in the record. Often times, post-conviction petitions deal with recanted evidence, DNA evidence that was not previously testified, ineffective assistance for failure to present known evidence, and claims of actual innocence.

Illinois law has created three stages of post-conviction review and the defendant must survive the first two-stages before a court conducts an evidentiary hearing on the petition. It is imperative that the petition for post-conviction relief follows all the procedural rules and frames the issues and arguments in the most persuasive manner possible because Illinois law only allows one post-conviction petition as a matter of right. Successive petitions must establish cause and prejudice before a court will allow successive post-conviction petitions.

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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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Habeas Corpus Petitions

A habeas corpus petition is the federal equivalent of Illinois’s post-conviction petition

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Successive Post-Conviction Petitions

Permission of court is required before filing successive post-conviction petitions

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Section 2-1401 Petitions

Section 2-1401 petitions are also known as a petition for relief from judgment

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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.

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

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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.
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