Case Results

Do you Need to Take your case to Trial?

At the DUI Defense and Criminal Defense Law firm of John W Callahan, Ltd., we have literally tried and won hundreds of cases for our clients.  Many times we won cases where even we thought we had little chance.  But you never know what will happen once a trial begins.  From beating a high breathalyzer case in a DUI charge at the Daley Center in Cook County, to winning Felony Sex charges in Cook, DuPage, Kane and DeKalb Counties, the only way you can actually win a case and get a not guilty verdict is to take it to trial.  If you need to take your case to trial you should contact our office to discuss your case at anytime.

We win cases at trial that other lawyers said were impossible to win!

Don't be pressured into pleading guilty. Contact a DUI defense lawyer at the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd. today. We offer a free case evaluation.

DUI defense lawyer John W. Callahan, Ltd. serves clients in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County in Illinois, including the cities of Chicago, Schaumburg, Naperville, Wheaton, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, Carol Stream, Addison, Wheaton, Skokie, Hoffman Estates, Villa Park, Palatine, Markham, and Rolling Meadows.

Below is a short list of some of the many cases we have taken to trial and obtained not guilty verdicts by a jury or a not guilty finding by a judge after the case was concluded.  

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    Illinois State Police DUI Arrest - 2nd time DUI

    December 2017

    This was a case where there was a single car accident for a DUI when our client hit the median on Interstate 294.  The officer ordered our client out of his car and indicated in his reports that the client failed not only the HGN and the walk and turn tests, but also the one leg stand test.   Aft... Read On

  • Case Dismissed at Belmont and Western

    November 2017

    Had a client charged with a nasty misdemeanor battery stemming from a bar fight.  Filed our appearance and appeared in court.  Had the case dismissed after the prosecution was unable to produce the witness.  This make it expungeable.  Five star result. Read On

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    People of the State of Illinois v J.A.

    July 2017

    Another not guilty finding after a DUI trial for one of our clients! Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. J.G.

    Our client was stopped by Illinois State Troopers after allegedly crossing onto the shoulder of I-294 at a high rate of speed. The Officer testified at a hearing that there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from our client's breath and that he stumbled, swayed and staggered thro... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. W.C.

    Westchester police officers stopped our client's car westbound on Cermak Road apparently, according to the officer, drifting from lane to lane for approximately 5 – 6 blocks. When the emergency lights went on, the officer indicates our client weaved again from lane to lane, came to a stop in the ... Read On

  • People v. KB

    Our client was stopped by the Rolling Meadows Police Department and charged with his fourth DUI. At the time our client was stopped, the officer found that he was riding a motorcycle without the proper equipment. As the officer turned to follow the bike and activated his emergency lights, the dri... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. V.R.

    Our client was stopped for driving without headlights, turning without signaling and driving over the white lines. There was a strong odor of alcohol about her, glassy eyes, difficulty talking, swaying front to back, needing the car for support, and slurring speech. Because it was our client's t... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. J.F.

    Our client was stopped for driving off the roadway, across a lawn, striking a rock, continuing to drive across the street onto another lawn striking a mailbox and a tree. When approached by the police, our client smelled of alcohol, failed field sobriety tests, and blew over .08. Because this wa... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. P.G.

    Our client was observed swerving across a solid yellow lane divider, crossing the dotted, white lane line three times, straddling a solid white line, and driving off the road onto the shoulder. When stopped, there was a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, swaying from side to side and failure... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. B.B.

    Our client was stopped for allegedly cutting off another car and cutting sharply into another lane of traffic. When stopped, our client was observed to have a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes and slurred speech. He failed all field sobriety tests and took a breath test, which sho... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. Z.W.

    Our client was arrested for driving under the influence for the fourth time. He was charged under the felony statutes and the state recommended, as an offer to settle his case, that our client go to the penitentiary. Obviously, we rejected that offer. Our client was stopped for crossing over a la... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. S.W.

    Our client was arrested after driving in front of a police car, and the officer alleged observed our client swerving within his lane of traffic several times, weaving outside the lane of traffic, driving off the roadway onto the curb where the officer activated his lights and stopped the vehicle.... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. T.R.

    According to the officer, our client drove one-half of a mile without headlights, crossed over the white line and remained there for an entire block, had a very hard time talking when stopped and it took four attempts for our client to grab the door handle and open it up. According to the officer... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. BD

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol for the first time because a police officer allegedly saw him make a left turn into the right hand lane and cut off other traffic. When stopped, the officer said he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from our c... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. R. H.

    Our client was stopped for speeding 39 m.p.h. in a 15 m.p.h. zone. When stopped, our client had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, glassy and glazed eyes, slurred speech, poor balance with difficulty walking and standing and was arrested with open alcohol in his car, which was rec... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. S. B.

    Our client was stopped by the Des Plaines Police Department for straddling the broken white line separating two lanes of traffic for approximately one block. She corrected into the outside lane and then drove on to the shoulder, where she almost struck mailboxes. Our client over-corrected, crosse... Read On

  • People v. N.F.

    Our client had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol because he was asleep at the wheel of his car, and his car was over the white line. It was a Bartlett arrest, and the officer approached our client, detecting a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, noticed bloodshot and glas... Read On

  • People v. M.P.

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, having no insurance and improper lane usage for hitting a parked car while under the influence of alcohol. The officer responded to the scene of an accident. The response to the accident wasn't very great, since our client was dr... Read On

  • People v. L.N.

    We proceeded to trial for our client who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and failing to use their turn signal. Our client was seen by a police officer exiting a bar, and the officer that our client drove in the wrong lane of traffic, traveling eastboun... Read On

  • People of the State of Illinois v. M.S.

    Our client had been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a felony, while his driver's license was suspended where the suspension was for 3 DUI's. The case had been pending in Bridgeview for a long time and we were the client's second attorneys on the case. Our client w... Read On

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