About callahancrim

Robert J Callahan has nearly 20 years of experience in criminal law. He developed into a skilled defense attorney while working in the criminal law specialty area of narcotics defense related litigation, as well as contesting the devastating effects of DUI and other traffic and vehicle offenses, Robert Callahan is a proven defense lawyer in Chicago with the skills to handle a range of cases.

VO: Do you consider yourself a better Criminal Defense Attorney than Perry Mason and Matlock? Bob: Actually they are both far superior attorneys than me. But there is a reason for that. There is another thing I heard when I started out which makes such good sense is that, “Good facts, make good lawyers.” So…

Top Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert J. Callahan: Call (312) 322-9000 VO: What are the things you find most interesting about being a Criminal Defense Attorney? Bob: There are so many things that I find interesting about what I do. A lot of it was unexpected. One of the things that kind of, really started…

VO: Tell us about your firm Bob: It’s me and two associates at this time, we have a law clerk also. So there’s three lawyers at any given time. We kind of do a team approach to putting together our strategy for defending these cases. I mean the thing that makes us different is kind…

More about your Miranda Rights in Illinois: What should I do if I was recently arrested and the officer did not read me my rights? Bob: The reality of the matter is things are kind of done differently in Chicago and in Cook County in general. It’s such a busy area, the police are kind…

MG was arrested in his grandmother’s house during the execution of a search warrant. Police had received information from a confidential informant that MG was manufacturing and delivering narcotics from this residency. Police obtained a search warrant based on that information. When police first attempted to execute the search warrant they were unable to breach…

MG was arrested in his grandmother’s house during the execution of a search warrant. Police had received information from a confidential informant that MG was manufacturing and delivering narcotics from this residency. Police obtained a search warrant based on that information. When police first attempted to execute the search warrant they were unable to breach…

A wise veteran attorney once told me that even a mediocre criminal defense attorney can handle 75% of typical criminal cases. This particular case falls into the remaining 25% where without the backing of a top notch legal team the result could be a lengthy prison sentence. It illustrates the difference between a high quality…

Robert: …what actually happens during an actual arrest and reality. People are going to call 911 and they’re going to say what happened, some of the times, you know, what actually transpired. And that will almost never match the narrative in the police reports. Same thing with the dispatch recordings, police are going to be…

V.O.: Absolutely, absolutely. I guess, so can you give me some examples of some you’ve recently won? Anything interesting? Obviously you don’t have to name names here but you know, just some cases that you’ve recently helped some people out with. Robert: Trying to think back to recently, there have been a lot of them….

V.O.: Yeah, I can only imagine. So, you know, kind of going back to the narcotics issue and just what to do when you’re actually arrested. I mean, you know, we’re talking sometimes somebody’s life literally in on the line, with prison time, and fines and everything else. I mean can you, on your typical…

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