Sex Crimes Charges

Posted by John Callahan | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

John W Callahan has represented hundreds of people charged with sex crimes in the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane counties. He discusses ways that criminal sex investigations can be dealt with.

What is the difference between restitution and a fine?

Posted by John Callahan | Mar 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted of a criminal or civil crime, you most likely have been ordered to pay a fine or to pay restitution. The main distinction between a fine and restitution is that a fine is paid to the state or federal government persecuting your crime and restitution is paid directly to your victim for the economic loss you caused to them or to a crime victims fund. You can be ordered to pay both a fine and a restitution.

Do I have to submit to a field sobriety test? Is it recommended that I refuse one?

Posted by John Callahan | Feb 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your refusal to take a field sobriety test is not an automatic admission of guilt and with the help of an experienced DUI attorney, you could fight the prosecution’s presumption of guilt. If you submitted to a field sobriety test, an experienced DUI attorney can fight to have the results of the field sobriety tests excluded from evidence, in addition to having the arresting officer’s testimony discredited.

Will I go to jail for a probation violation?

Posted by John Callahan | Feb 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

A probation violation could range from a missed meeting with your probation officer or the violation can be as serious as a new criminal offense. A probation violation could be reported by anyone, including your probation officer, coworkers, friends, family, and even your ex. Anyone can report you for allegedly violating the terms of your probation. Whether or not you go to jail for a probation violation depends on the seriousness of your violation and the number of violations you have.

What if I'm caught carrying an illegal firearm in Illinois?

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

To possess a firearm in Illinois, you need a Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID card) issued by the state police. Since 2014, to carry a gun outside of your home or place of business you have to obtain a conceal and carry permit from the Illinois State Police. Illinois laws on concealed carry are some of the most strict in the nation, and you must complete at least 16 hours of firearm training in order to be approved. Automatic weapons, open carry of firearms, and firearm silencers remain illegal in Illinois.

What is an expungement (and how do I request one)?

Posted by John Callahan | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

To “expunge” is to “erase or remove completely.” In law, “expungement” is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed from state record. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from a defend...

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