Top Criminal Appeals Attorney Illinois

Illinois Criminal Appeals Lawyer

The Illinois Criminal appeals lawyer at Jaleel Law has the experience and knowledge to handle the most complex criminal appeals. Mr. Jaleel is licensed throughout Illinois and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals which covers all the federal district courts in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Mr. Jaleel has handled complex felony cases from Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Oak Brook, Wheaton, Waukegan, Woodstock and Cicero among other cities. Mr. Jaleel is an Illinois criminal appeals attorney that focuses his entire practice on federal and state court appellate litigation. Mr. Jaleel is available to represent clients in all five appellate courts in Illinois. Mr. Jaleel has experience handling appeals from the 1st District Illinois Appellate Court located in Chicago, the 2nd District Illinois Appellate Court located in Elgin, the 3rd District Appellate Court located in Ottawa, the 4th District Appellate Court located in Springfield, and the 5th District Appellate Court located in Mt. Vernon. 

Set up your consultation with our Illinois appeal attorneys by calling 630-360-2529 for a free consultation. We are centrally located in Oak Brook, Illinois. We offer consultations in person, over the phone, and via Zoom.

Mr. Jaleel is an appellate lawyer in Illinois with a background that is unique to criminal appeals attorneys. Mr. Jaleel has handled the most complex felony cases at the trial level and he has argued cases of first impression in the appellate courts. His background handling criminal cases at the trial level provides him the insight necessary to overcome issues related to trial strategy and his background as a former appellate prosecutor provides him with the background to think like a prosecutor. With this unique skillset, Mr. Jaleel has the ability to diagnose the weakness in the State’s case and prepare an appellate brief that is optimized for success. Mr. Jaleel is available to represent individuals facing the most complex appeals in criminal cases and post-conviction appeals. Throughout the years of representing and winning Illinois appellate cases, Mr. Jaleel has earned the reputation of being a well prepared and knowledge appellate lawyer based on the positive feedback from his valued clients, his colleagues, and members of the judiciary. Mr. Jaleel will leave no stone unturned to discover all the relevant issues on appeal and he will present those issues in a manner that is designed for success.

Ask the Attorney

    Cities served:

    • Aurora
    • Rockford
    • Joliet
    • Springfield
    • Naperville
    • Peoria
    • Elgin
    • Ottawa
    • Mt. vernon

    Appellate Litigation Attorneys in Illinois

    Mr. Jaleel is licensed to practice in every appellate court throughout Illinois, the Supreme Court of Illinois and Mr. Jaleel is licensed to handle federal criminal appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal for the United States which covers all the federal district courts located in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Mr. Jaleel is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Criminal appeals in Illinois can either involve a direct appeal which is an appeal that immediately follows a finding of guilty subsequent to a jury trial or a bench trial or they can involve an appeal of a post-conviction petition which the trial court has either dismissed or denied leave to file a subsequent post-conviction petition because the petition failed to establish the requisite cause and prejudice necessary for a subsequent post-conviction petition.

    A criminal appeal in Illinois can challenge any final decision issued by the trial court. However, the prosecution is allowed what are known as interlocutory appeals, which are appeals that do not challenge a final decision. For example, if the State loses a motion to suppress or a motion to dismiss the State is allowed by appellate rules to file an appeal challenging the trial court’s order; however, if a defendant loses a motion to suppress or a motion to dismiss, he or she must wait until a finding of guilty to challenge the pre-trial motions on appeal. If the State does file an interlocutory appeal, it is imperative that you hire an experience criminal appeals attorney to ensure that your hard-fought victory in the trial court is preserved. Our appellate attorney in Illinois handles appellate cases throughout Illinois including from Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, McHenry County, Winnebago County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Champaign County, Sangamon County, Peoria County, and McLean County Illinois. Connect with our appellate law firm in Illinois today 630-360-2529.

     Mr. Jaleel has a passion for criminal appellate litigation in Illinois and he takes pride that he has been a precedent setting attorney successfully arguing cases of first impression in appellate courts throughout Illinois. Mr. Jaleel is proud that he is the appellate lawyer that other criminal defense attorneys use to handle the criminal appeals of their clients. They know like our former clients know that Mr. Jaleel is the criminal appeals lawyer that only takes cases that matter and where the client needs the best appellate attorney in Illinois to obtain the results they need. Mr. Jaleel guarantees that he will handle your appeal like it deserves with the utmost care and dedication and we will always be standing by your side answering all the questions that you may have. If you have a direct criminal appeal or a post-conviction petition, Mr. Jaleel is the criminal defense attorney you need and deserve.

    Filing an Illinois Appeal

    Filing a notice of appeal with the trial court is the first step in filing any criminal appeal in Illinois. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30-days of the final judgment being appealed; however, a timely post-trial motion will toll the 30-day period until the post-trial motion is decided by the trial court. The notice of appeal is the formal mechanism of transferring jurisdiction of your case from the trial court to the appellate court. Once the notice of appeal is filed, the trial court no longer has any authority to make any rulings on the case and any orders must come from the appellate court.

    Which Illinois Appellate Court Will Hear My Case?

    The Illinois Appellate Court is a unified court system that is divided into five separate districts each covering a specific geographic area. Because of this which Illinois Appellate Court will hear your case will depend upon which county in Illinois your trial was held.

    The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court is located at the Michael Bilandic Building located at 160 North LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60601. The First District hears criminal appeal cases that arise out of Cook County. The First District is the largest of the five appellate court districts with 24 total justices. The First District is further divided into six divisions each containing four justices.  

    The Second District Illinois Appellate Court is located the Appellate Court Building 55 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120. The Second District hears criminal appeals cases arising out of DeKalb County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County and McHenry County. The Second District has 9 total justices.

    The Third District Illinois Appellate Court is located 1004 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350. The Third District hears criminal appeals Bureau County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Iroquois County, Kankakee County, LaSalle County and Will County. The Third District has a total of 7 justices.

    The Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court is located at 201 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62794. The Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court hears criminal appeals that arise out of Adams County, Boone County, Brown County, Calhoun County, Carroll County, Cass County, Ford County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hancock County, Henderson County, Henry County, Jersey County, Jo Daviess County, Knox County, Lee County, Livingston County, Logan County, Macoupin County, Marshall County, Mason County, McDonough County, McLean County, Menard County, Mercer County, Morgan County, Ogle County, Peoria County, Pike County, Putnam County, Rock Island County, Sangamon County, Schuyler County, Scott County, Stark County, Stephenson County, Tazewell County, Warren County, Whiteside County, Winnebago County and Woodford County. The Fourth District has a total of 7 justices. The Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court is located at 14th & Main Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864. The Fifth District hears criminal cases arising out of Alexander County, Bond County, Champaign County, Christian County, Clark County, Clay County, Clinton County, Coles County, Crawford County, Cumberland County, DeWitt County, Douglas County, Edgar County, Edwards County, Effingham County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Gallatin County, Hamilton County, Hardin County, Jackson County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Lawrence County, Macon County, Madison County, Marion County, Massac County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Moultrie County, Perry County, Piatt County, Pope County, Pulaski County, Randolph County, Richland County, Saline County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Union County, Vermillion County, Wabash County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, and Williamson County. The Fifth District is comprised of a total of 7 justices.

    Top Illinois Appeal Lawyers

    Jaleel Law focuses upon advocating for criminal defense clients seeking to file a criminal appeal or appeal a post-conviction in Illinois Appellate Courts. Jaleel Law practices in all five appellate courts throughout Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. We handle only the toughest and most complex Illinois appeals.Mr. Jaleel is a strong advocate that is nationally recognized as a premier criminal appeals lawyer in Illinois and when it comes to fighting for your rights, he will deliver the results that matter when it matters the most. Contact our Illinois appeal lawyers at 630-360-2529 to schedule your free initial consultation. Our attorneys also focus on Illinois post-conviction petitions, Illinois criminal appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court and federal appeals in Illinois.

    Why Hire Jaleel Law as Your Criminal Appeal Attorneys in Illinois?

    Experience, Integrity, and Honesty.

    Mr. Jaleel has earned the reputation as one of the premier criminal appeal lawyers in Illinois. That reputation has been earned with over 12-years of being on the cutting edge of the law as a prosecutor and now as a criminal appeals attorney. Mr. Jaleel has handled the most complex cases as a prosecutor and now as criminal appellate lawyer. Mr. Jaleel uses the experience as a former appellate prosecutor to gain an edge for his clients in criminal appeals. Mr. Jaleel is committed to working for his criminal appeals clients so that they can get the justice they failed to receive at trial. When only the best can do people turn to Jaleel Law for their criminal appeals case throughout Illinois.

    Mr. Jaleel has earned the reputation of willing to fight for his clients when others failed to do so. Mr. Jaleel will turn over every rock to develop a winning strategy for his clients appealing a criminal conviction in Illinois. Years of experience has taught Jaleel Law how to prepare the best possible case for a winning appeal.

    Contact our appellate lawyers in Illinois at 630-360-2529

    Mr. Jaleel is a criminal appeal lawyers in Illinois who handles the most challenging criminal appeals case throughout Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The issues we handle are challenging and complex. Mr. Jaleel’s appellate practice is 100% devoted to criminal appellate matters.

    Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

    Jaleel Law P.C.
    1550 Spring Road Suite 120
    Oak Brook, IL 60523