A NEW FRONTIER IN ILLINOIS SEALING AND EXPUNGEMENT LAW Almost half of all adults in Illinois have some sort of criminal record.[i] If you’re reading this blog, you’re already curious about the negative impact a criminal record can have on an individual’s lifetime potential. Historically, expungement and sealing of a criminal record in Illinois was […]
Federal Criminal Defense and Cellphones At the end of November, the US Supreme Court will examine the application of the so called “third-party doctrine” to cellphone providers disclosing records to law enforcement. The basic principle behind this doctrine is that the 4th amendment does not recognize an expectation of privacy in information voluntarily turned […]
In today’s criminal defense world, the increasing use of video footage seems like a potential holy grail for a client’s case, but what about evidence that literally cannot be seen? Sure, a camera can directly refute a baseless traffic stop or improper actions by officers, but what about a smell? A camera is useless in […]Criminal Defense, marijuana, weed
TN was arrested earlier this summer after being observed handing a small object to another person and receiving cash in return. Officers had observed TN walk to a potato chip bag in an empty lot and retrieve an item from it. TN then handed the item to the unknown individual and received what appeared to […]
Robert J Callahan – Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Wins Class X Felony on Motion to Suppress…Cased Dismissed When police enter someone’s home without a search warrant, the presumption is that such an entry is illegal. Under most circumstances, any evidence seized as a result of that type of entry will be “suppressed”. That basically means […]CASE DISMISSED, Chicago CASE DISMISSED, class x felony, CLASS X FELONY NARCOTICS, Motion to Suppress, NARCOTICS CASE DISMISSED
FM was pulled over for a petty traffic offense. During the stop, the officer ordered FM out of the vehicle after spotting a bulge in his right pocket. The officer then searched his pockets and discovered several grams of heroin. As a result, FM was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. During […]
Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the amount of unconstitutional traffic stops that are made for the purpose of conducting improper canine narcotics searches. These searches are most frequently led by Illinois State Troopers who claim they are pulling citizens over for traffic violations. However, their true intent is to […]
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.