What are the Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction?

Posted by John Callahan | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once convicted of a sex crime, your life may change forever. With sex crimes come the possibility of a lengthy jail sentence and / or face possible lifetime registration as a sex offender, on top of the negative social stigma you will face from a mere accusation. Registering as a sexual offender ...

Social Host Liability

Posted by John Callahan | Jul 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Illinois, social hosts of underage drinkers or establishments that provide alcohol to minors can face heavy fines and even jail time. Providing alcohol to minors not only includes serving alcohol to a minor at a restaurant, bar, or nightclub, but also includes hosting a party at your home where minors are being allowed to drink or purchasing a hotel room for minors to consume alcohol.

Refusing a Breathalyzer Test – What are the Legal Consequences?

Posted by John Callahan | Jun 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you refuse a breathalyzer test and it is your first offense, your license could be suspended for twelve months as a penalty. If it is your second or third offense, your license could be suspended for up to three years. However, if you already have two or three DUI’s on record, a license suspension for refusing a breathalyzer is a small price to pay compared to jail time for another DUI conviction.

Federal Sex Offenses

Posted by John Callahan | Jan 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Illinois state sex crime lawyer discusses how a typical federal sex crime investigation begins after illegal pornographic images or other sex crime occurs.

Restrictions on Child Sex Offenders

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

One area of criminal law with some of the harshest consequences is sex crimes involving children.  There are numerous restrictions that are placed on individuals who have been found by a court to be a child sex offender.  Many of these restrictions are in place even if you are no longer required ...

Federal Child Pornography Investigation

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you been investigated by Homeland Security or the Federal Bureau of Investigation for having inappropriate forms of pornography on your computer.  As a criminal defense lawyer and a member of the Federal Trial Bar I have represented many clients charged with Child Pornography in both Illinoi...

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

I've represented many clients who have faced criminal charges for possession of an illegal narcotic substance.  It is not unusual for a person who is charged with possession of an illegal drug to also face a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sometimes my clients are so focused on their ...

Driving with a Revoked or Suspended License

Posted by John Callahan | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

I've dealt with thousands of criminal cases involving driving on Illinois roads, including some cases where the client's license was suspended or revoked. Unfortunately, I've also dealt with many clients who had a suspended or revoked license when the still get caught driving on Illinois roads. T...

Punishment for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Posted by John Callahan | Oct 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the years I've handled many cases where an individual is accused of committing an illegal sex-related act.  In some of these sex cases, if you are found or plead guilty to the crime, you may be required as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act.  If you are registered as a se...

Chicago DUI arrests on Memorial Day weekend 2013

Posted by John Callahan | Sep 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

­ As a DUI lawyer who practices in Chicago I am writing to let you know that this Memorial Day weekend there will be several extra patrols of police out on the streets of Chicago. From roadblocks to extra police patrols, the police will be looking to arrest people for DUIs over this Memorial The...

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