Robert J. Callahan & Associates is in the driver’s seat when it comes to charges that relate to one of your most common activities: operating a vehicle.

Our firm has represents clients in the following areas:

  • Illinois DUI
  • Felony and misdemeanor traffic offenses
  • Leaving the scene of an accident, or “hit and run”



Know the difference: DUI v. DWIIn Illinois, DUI is defined as driving under the influence. DUI may also be the charge for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of controlled substances.

Criminal Defense for All

Robert J. Callahan & Associates defends people of all races, sexes, nationalities and economic classes. We will use extensive resources, professional relationships and superior legal knowledge to protect your constitutional rights.


The case of the menacing mobRay was driving on South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago when a man ran in front of his car. Ray had no time to react, and the man was struck and injured. Ray briefly slowed down and stopped, but fearing for his safety, he left the scene.Ray’s license had been revoked for a prior offense, and the police had no sympathy when he returned to the area about an hour later.The State’s Attorney’s office approved Felony Charges and Ray was held on $250,000 bond.

First, Attorney Robert Callahan asked for and was granted a significant reduction in bond. Ray was released and was able to assist in the preparation of his defense.

Next, Callahan’s got to work on his own investigation. He learned that the victim was being chased, and that he ran into traffic without stopping or looking. Witnesses revealed that Ray’s car was surrounded by the individuals who were chasing the victim.

In court Callahan vigorously cross-examined the State’s revealing numerous inconsistencies to the judge.


RESULT: After a Bench Trial Ray, was Found NOT GUILTY of all charges



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