Experienced Criminal Appeals Lawyers In Chicago
Our justice system and those who participate in it are imperfect. The right to appeal an unjust verdict or sentence is fundamental, but finding a lawyer qualified and willing to pursue criminal appeals can be a major challenge.
In decades of high-stakes legal work for the offices of the Cook County Public Defender and the Illinois State Appellate Defender, our founding attorney, Stephen L. Richards, took aggressive action for people convicted of various offenses and facing lengthy prison sentences or the death penalty. His experience includes the filing of many appellate briefs and many arguments before the state appellate court and Illinois Supreme Court.
Honest Case Assessment By A Veteran Of Many Successful Appeals
You can turn to our seasoned Illinois criminal appeals lawyer Stephen L. Richards for a thorough, honest evaluation of the options available to you after a miscarriage of justice. He is deeply familiar with legal requirements and precedents for:
- Direct appeals of the conviction in your case, based on a wide range of possible violations of your rights
- Post-conviction petitions – Often due to your belief that you were ineffectively represented by your previous attorney at trial
- Habeas corpus appeals
Throughout his career in criminal law, he has emphasized diligence in investigation, legal research and case building. Whether you have been convicted of murder, a drug charge, a sex offense or white collar crime, he is equipped to analyze possible grounds for appeal and deliver guidance based on his extensive knowledge and practical insight.
For Personal Attention And Guidance, Contact A Chicago Post-Conviction Petition Lawyer
Our team knows from experience that the State Appellate Defender’s Office provides outstanding representation – but also that its limited resources are in great demand. Because timing may be critical to the ultimate outcome of your case, we encourage you to speak with us as soon as possible to discuss your potential appeal. Call 773-467-7079 or contact the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards online.