About Robert J Callahan

Robert Callahan has been a successful Chicago defense attorney at law for over 19 years. Our criminal defense law firm uses investigation and thorough preparation to gain an advantage in your case.

PACKED & STRAPPED FOR THE FRIENDLY SKIES? WHAT HAPPENS IF FORGET YOUR GUN IN YOUR CARRY ON? In 2019, the TSA confiscated 4,432 guns at security checkpoints in US airports nationwide. 87% percent of those guns were loaded.[1] With the total number of guns consociated up 7% since 2017, more and more people each year…

ARRESTED FOR ECSTASY? HOW ABOUT LSD? WHAT ARE YOU FACING? Possession of any amount of ecstasy or LSD is a felony. Just one pill? Just one hit? That’s great. Still a felony. And if you get convicted, not only could you go to prison, you become a convicted felon. An arrest for any type of…

RR was arrested earlier this summer while seated in his car on Chicago’s south side. Officers approached him and claimed they could smell a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him and his car. He was ordered out of the car but refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests. During cross examination the officer seemed…

Stilwell was shackled and led out of the courtroom, showing little emotion as if in disbelief that he was going to spend the Memorial Day weekend at home with his family.

We were contacted and subsequently hired by the family of BB in July of 2015. BB had been charged with multiple counts of an unspeakable and reprehensible crime. His indictment was for Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. There is a great danger with these type of cases of a rush to judgment. We had represented wrongfully accused people of this particular crime in the past. The manner of interrogation and interview of the supposed victims was actually causing false and inaccurate statements to be elicited from the alleged victims.

FINDING OF NO PROBABLE CAUSE AT PRELIMINARY HEARING – CASE DISMISSED BD was pulled over on the south side in April for a traffic violation. BD and his passengers were ordered out of the car. All were detained while a search was conducted. Inside the car, several packets of crack cocaine were recovered. Cross-examination revealed…

KD was parked in a White Castle restaurant parking lot in a western suburb last November when he was approached by local police. The officers had pulled their squad car behind him and shined their hand held spot light on KD and his friend. They then approached KD’s car and allegedly observed him making “furtive…

DW was arrested when an undercover police officer identified him as the individual who sold him three bags of heroin in exchange for prerecorded funds. He was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. Due to DW’s background, he was facing a mandatory class X felony. Class X felonies are punishable by 6…

UG was arrested and charged with criminal battery after a work place altercation with a coworker. There were no witnesses or surveillance video of the incident making this a he-said/she said scenario. Both parties submitted photographic evidence of injury. UG did not deny striking her coworker but maintained it was self-defense. At trial, we argued…

Last Summer FR was stopped by an Illinois State Trooper for talking on his cell phone. The trooper asked for his license and insurance which he provided. After determining that Mr. R’s license was valid, the trooper asked for permission to search his car. FR, believing he had no choice, exited his car. He was…

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