Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Attorney Illinois
Experienced Criminal Appeals & Post-Convictions Attorney Illinois.
It’s Not Over! An experienced criminal appeals and post-conviction attorney
in Illinois can fight to overturn your wrongful conviction. Omer Jaleel is a
criminal appeals attorney and a post-conviction lawyer in Illinois who has the
experience necessary to help obtain a new trial or lower your sentence. As a
criminal appeals and post-conviction lawyer, Mr. Jaleel has handled the most
complex criminal appeals and post-conviction petitions as both a criminal
appellate prosecutor and as a private criminal appeals attorney. Mr. Jaleel is
not afraid of the prosecution after all he is a former appellate prosecutor and
he is able to use that unique background for your advantage. Having been an
appellate prosecutor, Mr. Jaleel knows how a prosecutor thinks and he is able
to use that experience to formulate an appellate strategy that is able to
maximize your chances of success on a direct criminal appeal or in a post-
Criminal Appeals and Post-Convictions Attorney Omer Jaleel is a former Appellate Prosecutor and he is now Fighting for your rights.
For nearly 15-years, Mr. Jaleel has been fighting for the constitutional rights
of individuals throughout the State of Illinois. Mr. Jaleel is licensed by the
Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of
Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Illinois. After a successful career as a trial
attorney handling major felony cases, Mr. Jaleel now focuses his legal practice on
significant criminal appellate litigation in the Illinois Supreme Court, all five
districts of the Illinois Appellate Court and the 7 th Circuit Court of Appeals.,
which covers the federal district courts located in Illinois, Wisconsin and
We appeal cases and overturn a previous ruling or jury trial. Speak with our experienced criminal appeal attorney and let us help you get the outcome you deserve. Call Us Now 630-360-2529
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A Nationally Renowned Attorney and a Precedent Setting Lawyer. Recognized as a Top 1% Criminal Defense Attorney in the Nation. Below is a representation of the types of cases that Mr. Jaleel has handled in his career as a criminal appeals lawyer and post-conviction attorney. Identifying facts have been removed to protect attorney-client privilege.
People v. RJ
Direct appeal involving an Illinois attorney wrongfully convicted of
obstruction of justice. Appeal resulted in outright reversal of conviction. Issues involved prior Illinois Supreme Court precedent and statutory
interpretation of the meaning of the word “material obstruction.”
People v. DH
Direct appeal in felony Aggravated DUI that resulted in new trial. Issues
involved prosecutorial misconduct and improper jury instructions. Mr. Jaleel
also handled the subsequent new trial ordered by the appellate court. In that
new trial, Mr. Jaleel successfully obtained a finding of not guilty following a
People v. WS
Mr. Jaleel successfully obtained a new trial for client convicted of criminal
sexual assault. Issues in the motion for a new trial involved ineffective
assistance of trial counsel and improper hearsay evidence used by the
prosecution in the bench trial leading to the client’s conviction.
People v. PH
A direct appeal involving a petition under the Illinois Post-Conviction and
hearing act that was dismissed at first-stage proceedings involving a first-
degree murder conviction. Issues involved competency to stand trial and
competency to waive Miranda rights.
People v. AD
A direct appeal involving a petition under the Illinois Post-Conviction and
hearing act that was denied following and evidentiary hearing at third-stage
proceedings in a first-degree and second-degree murder case. Issues involved
retroactive application of new criminal laws in collateral proceedings and the
constitutionality of juvenile life sentences.
People v. SR
Direct appeal involving the seizure of 92-kilograms of cocaine by a joint task
force comprising law enforcement covering multiple jurisdictions. Issues
involved probable cause, Terry stops, and the Fourth Amendment to the
United States Constitution.
Note: The preceding cases are a representation of the types of cases that Mr. Jaleel has experience handling. Prior results are no guarantee of future success.
Attorney Omar Jaleel
Founder of Jaleel Law P.C.
I have dedicated my legal career to being a criminal appeals and post-conviction attorney because I am passionate in my belief that everyone deserves their day in court. Often times the deck is so stacked against someone accused of a crime that it can be overwhelming. I love fighting to even that deck for my clients. As a criminal appeals lawyer I get to fight every day for people who feel that all hope is gone. Nearly all my clients are in custody when they hire me and my sole goal is to bring my client home and reunite him with his family. I know that after a finding of guilty it can seem that all hope is lost but I want you to know that the fight has just begun and we can undo the wrong that occurred at trial. Professional ethics prohibit any attorney from promising success but MY PROMISE to you is that I will answer every question that you have, you will ALWAYS know what is going on with your case, and I will fight for your case like we are FAMILY.
Success in a criminal appeals case in Illinois begins with choosing a criminal appellate attorney who has the experience, the knowledge, and the passion to fight for you. An experienced criminal appellate lawyer can help overturn your wrongful conviction or have your sentence reduced.
Excellent attorney for Appeals. Accountable. Always shows on time. Strives for customer needs and wants. You feel like you are really backed during the entire process.
– Brayan V.
Outstanding legal representation. Omer’s experience and expertise was truly an asset that payed dividends and prevented a disastrous outcome.
– Beth Grey
I can’t say enough great things about Criminal Appeals Attorney Omar Jaleel. I hired Omar to help a family member to appeal a case, it was my best decision ever!
– Terry. J
Criminal Appeals Attorney Illinois
Criminal appeals and post-conviction petitions are niche areas within the overall world of criminal defense. Not all criminal defense attorneys handle criminal appellate cases and even less handle post-conviction petitions either in the trial court or on appeal to the appellate court. Criminal appellate litigation involves a unique skillset that includes an advance ability to research and critically analyze statutory and case law, it requires an ability to write in succinct and persuasive manner and it requires oral advocacy skills that are vastly different than the oral advocacy skills a criminal defense attorney needs at the trial level. Unlike a jury trial that is comprised of citizens from the community, an oral argument before the appellate courts involves arguing before a panel of experienced and knowledge justices of the court. Here and unlike a jury trial, arguments based upon passion or “doing the right thing” do not fly and will be quickly shot down by the justices. Only concise and coherent arguments that are laser-focused on only the relevant issues on appeal will be successful. Mr. Jaleel based on his background of having been a former appellate prosecutor has the unique experience to know how to present an oral argument that has the optimal chance of success.
If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime or feel that justice has not been carried out in your criminal case, call Criminal Appeals and Post- Convictions Attorney Omer Jaleel. Most often criminal appeals are not won based upon whether the accused was guilty or not guilty even though cases based upon the prosecutor’s inability to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt are valid arguments in a direct appeal, the strongest arguments are usually based upon some constitutional violation or some error that resulted in the person charged not receiving a fair trial. Some common grounds in a criminal appeal are based upon ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial error, judicial error, and other constitutional errors involving the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, and the Fourteenth Amendment.
Can We Help?
Mr. Jaleel often tells his prospective clients, “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” If you feel that something was not right in your or your family member’s trial then something likely is amiss and you need an experienced criminal appeals and post-conviction attorney in Illinois to fight to overturn the wrongful conviction. Centrally located in Du Page County, Mr. Jaleel represents clients in trial and appellate courts throughout Illinois including the counties of Cook County, Du Page County; Will County, and Kane County. We have won on behalf of clients at the Daley Center; 26th and California; Bridgeview; Skokie; Rolling Meadows; Maywood; Markham; and all the branch courts in Chicago; and the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Jaleel also handles direct appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Courts located in Chicago, Elgin, Ottawa, Springfield, and Mt. Vernon. Mr. Jaleel also handles direct appeals and federal habeas corpus petitions in the Northern District of Illinois and direct appeals in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals located in Chicago which handle appeals arising throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.