The firm of Robert J. Callahan & Associates is uniquely qualified to defend you in drug-related litigation. We have a track record of success in cases of possession, possession with intent to distribute, and trafficking. We represent clients in both felony and misdemeanor cases and handle state and federal charges.
Our approach to cases involving narcotics utilizes the expertise our firm has come to be known for: investigation, research, and cross-examination.
The case of the obfuscating officer
Mr. Moore was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), which is a Class 1 Felony.
The arresting officer testified that he had received complaints of a drug dealer matching Mr. Moore’s description in the area. The officer testified that when he approached Mr. Moore for a field interview, Mr. Moore threw to the ground a plastic bag containing three grams of cocaine.
The arresting officer’s story was a total fabrication.
Robert J. Callahan’s cross-examination of the officer was the key to success for Mr. Moore. The officer admitted he did not see Mr. Moore doing anything illegal. Furthermore, his story contained factual inconsistencies.
RESULT: The judge found there was no probable cause and dismissed the case outright.
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.
|Blinded by the light? The case of the eye-opening investigationThis is a case where Robert J. Callahan’s investigative skills made the difference.|
The Chicago Police Department charged Mr. Johns with selling drugs. Officers testified that they saw Mr. Johns delivering drugs to buyers at a particular location over the course of a surveillance operation.
During the preliminary hearing, officers further testified that Mr. Johns had picked up narcotics outside a building with a light mounted on a wall. This light, the officers said, allowed them to view the drug transaction.
Robert J. Callahan and his investigator decided to check out the story for themselves.
They visited the building, taking measurements and photographs. It turned out that the light was nowhere near any part of the building where drug could be stored and concealed.
Further investigation turned up a witness who saw the police activity on the day in question. This witness testified that the police had fabricated a great deal of their story about Mr. Johns.
At trial, Attorney Callahan confronted the police officers with the photographs of the scene, and challenged the common sense of their story.
RESULT: The Judge found that there was a Reasonable Doubt and found Mr. Johns NOT GUILTY.