View our Practice Areas

Chicago DUI Defense Lawyers

Chicago DUI | Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd.

Chicago DUI | Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd.

Experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting Your DUI Charges

Some people think that if they fail a breathalyzer test, they could just as well plead guilty to a DUI charge. That is absolutely not true.

At the criminal defense law firm of John W. Callahan, Ltd., we know how to fight DUI charges. Chicago DUI lawyers John W. Callahan, Ltd. have obtained dismissals and not-guilty verdicts in dozens of DUI cases where our client flunked the breathalyzer test. In one case, we obtained a not-guilty verdict for a client who said to the arresting officer, "I am so drunk, what do you expect from me?"

If you have refused a breath test, our work as DUI attorneys is that much easier. We have lost very few DUI cases when our client refused the breathalyzer test and there was no accident. Regardless of what you may hear, it is very difficult for the state of Illinois to prove a driver was intoxicated if the driver refused a breathalyzer test.

DUI defense lawyers John W. Callahan, Ltd. are very familiar with DUI law and know what police records to subpoena so we understand the strengths and the weaknesses of the state's case against you. We will analyze the police reports to find out if the stop and field sobriety tests were legitimate. If you flunked a breathalyzer test, we will work with the one of the nation's leading breathalyzer machine experts to challenge those results.

Do not be pressured into pleading guilty! A DUI conviction can affect your driving privileges, your insurance rates, and your freedom. If you win your case, you not only clear your record, but you won't have to pay fines, attend alcohol classes, or pay high-risk insurance. We represent both adults and juveniles who are charged with drunk driving.

We Win DUI Cases Other Lawyers Said Were Impossible

If you have been charged with DUI, your license is already in the process of being revoked. Should you be convicted of DUI or fail to challenge the charge within 46 days, the Secretary of State will automatically revoke your license at that time. Chicago DUI lawyers John W. Callahan, Ltd. won't let your driver's license be revoked without a fight. If your license has already been revoked, we will represent you at your driver's license reinstatement hearing with the Secretary of State.

DUI is a Serious Matter – Don't Lose Your License
Chicago Area DUI Attorneys John W. Callahan, Ltd.

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois and representing clients throughout the greater Chicago areas of Skokie, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Oak Lawn, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, and Wheaton, the law office of John W. Callahan, Ltd. can help you keep your license.

After you are charged with DUI, you have a limited number of days before your license is revoked!!!
Contact our office today to protect your driving privileges!

A suspended or revoked license could affect your job, insurance, and chances of driving in the future. A DUI is a very serious matter and requires experienced, savvy lawyers who know how judges and prosecutors approach DUI cases. The lawyers at John W. Callahan, Ltd. will prepare you before your appearance so you know what is expected of you from the court.

What A DUI Could Mean For You

Since the late 70s, public opinion has increasingly called for lower blood alcohol levels and harsher penalties for drunk drivers. Tragedies involving alcohol and young people have only accelerated legislative initiatives to create severe sentencing requirements.

If you've been charged with DUI and do not have any prior DUI convictions, if you work with our DUI attorneys and follow our advice, you may receive court supervision. Court supervision requires you to maintain a clean driving record for its duration and does not appear on your driving record.

If, however, you are convicted of DUI your license can be revoked, you can lose your car, be assigned community service, serve jail time, and be expected to complete a drug / alcohol abuse program.

A solid defense, grounded in a thorough understanding of how judges and prosecutors view DUI cases, is your best chance for avoiding harsh consequences.

Understanding Your Rights

Unfortunately, not everyone understands their rights. Some people mistakenly believe they don't have to submit to a breath test or give a urine or blood sample. While this is true in the absolute sense, if you refused to submit to a roadside test, the Secretary of State will automatically suspend your license. Our lawyers can fight any unusual procedural infractions on the part of the arresting officer(s) involved. We can also go before the court and plead your case and challenge whether or not proper protocols were followed.

However, if you refuse to submit to a test, you still need a DUI attorney to avoid further complications. Serving the Chicago metro area and the suburbs of Wheaton, Skokie, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Niles, and Arlington Heights, the DUI law office of John W. Callahan, Ltd. can help you keep your license and stay out of jail. Contact our office today.

Experienced Illinois DUI Lawyer

Many people do not understand the scope of the trouble they are in after a drunk driving arrest. When you are charged with DUI in Illinois, the process of suspending your license begins right away. Losing your license for months or years at a time is no laughing matter. Beyond the license issue, the criminal penalties that come with a DUI conviction can be substantial. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving in Kane County, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we have decades of experience in criminal law, including DUI defense. We can help you protect your license and your freedom. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a dedicated DUI defense lawyer, call 630-338-1196 or 855-KANE-DUI (855-526-3384), or contact us online.

Aurora Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

Our law firm is committed entirely to criminal defense. When we take on a DUI case, we take it on with the intention of winning. Our firm represents clients throughout Kane County and the Chicagoland area, including those in Aurora, Elgin, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva and more. We know Illinois DUI laws and understand what it takes to win a DUI case in court. We assist clients with every aspect of their cases, from license reinstatement proceedings to felony DUI trials.

Kane County is home to more than 515,000 people. In 2011 and 2012, residents and visitors to Kane County were arrested for DUI more than 1,400 and 1,200 times respectively. Several communities within the county rank among the Illinois leaders in most drunk driving arrests. The active police forces in these communities are always on the lookout for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

We Win Cases Other Lawyers Send Clients To Jail On

Our firm has obtained not guilty verdicts and outright dismissals in cases in which other lawyers had told our clients to plead guilty. We have won cases in which our clients failed Breathalyzer exams. We even won a case in which the defendant admitted to the arresting officer that he was drunk. If you plead guilty without speaking to us first, you are doing prosecutors' job for them. The burden is on the state to prove you are guilty. We use our trial experience and talent to identify weaknesses in the case against you.

Leading Naperville DUI Defense Attorney Aggressively Defending Those Charged with Drunk Driving


Have you been charged with DUI? The Illinois Secretary of State is already in the process of suspending your license. Should you fail to challenge the summary suspension within 46 days, the suspension with become effective for a period between 3 months and three years.

At the criminal law firm of Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan, we will fight your driver's license revocation. If your license has already been revoked from a prior conviction, we will represent you at your driver's license reinstatement hearing with the Secretary of State to get your license back.

DUI defense lawyers Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan understand Illinois drunk driving law and know how to fight DUI charges. We have obtained dismissals and not-guilty verdicts in dozens of DUI cases where our client failed the breathalyzer test. If you have refused a breath test, our work as DUI defense attorneys is that much easier. We have lost very few DUI cases when our client refused the breathalyzer test and there was no accident.

Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a DUI charge! The penalties are too severe. A drunk-driving conviction can affect your driving privileges, your insurance rates, and your freedom. If you win your case, you not only clear your record, but you won't have to pay fines, attend alcohol classes, or pay high-risk car insurance.

It is essential that you contact Chicago DUI attorneys John W. Callahan, Ltd. immediately. Every day is critical. We offer a free case evaluation.