Questions To Ask Your DUI Lawyer
#1. ARE YOU A LEADER IN DUI DEFENSE?
Linda M. Callahan is a leader and has been for almost two decades. She is an invited speaker at legal conferences, author of the
acclaimed Washington DUI Practice Manual, and she also teaches other attorneys to defend these difficult cases.
#2. HOW MANY DUI TRIALS HAVE YOU DONE RECENTLY AND WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF DUI CASES IN YOUR CASELOAD?
As your defense attorneys, we stand ready to fight for you inside and outside the courtroom. At Callahan Law, 98% of our criminal
caseload consists of DUI defense. Last year we took 8 cases to trial. We are prepared to take every client’s case to trial, which
makes us stronger negotiators.
#3. DO YOU HAVE ADVANCED TRAINING IN THE SCIENCE OF BREATH TESTING AND BREATH TESTING MACHINES?
Ms. Callahan and Ms. Liu have been factory-trained by the manufacturer of the breath test machine. All lawyers in the firm
understand the science of infrared spectroscopy employed breath testing. We own a breath test machine and use it in trials to help
jurors understand the mechanics, science, and issues that may cause false positive breath alcohol results.
#4. WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU RECEIVED IN BLOOD ANALYSIS METHODS?
Ms. Callahan’s knowledge blood analysis methods, including gas chromatography, is enhanced having received special training at
Axion Labs in Chicago. She has studied phlebotomy to learn what can go wrong in forensic blood draws, and she has written a
chapter on blood evidence in her book. This knowledge has been strategically important in getting the best results for clients.
#5. ARE YOU CERTIFIED IN FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING?
Our lawyers are well-trained in the limitations and proper administration of these tests so that they know when officers err in
giving instructions. Ms. Callahan is certified to administer these tests having been trained by NHTSA certified instructors.
#6. HOW MANY ATTORNEYS WILL BE WORKING ON MY CASE?
At Callahan Law, you will have a compassionate and dedicated team of lawyers working on your case. Your case will be assigned
a lead attorney but will be worked as a team effort. Ms. Callahan works with all of her associate attorneys on every case,
developing winning defense strategies.
#7. WHAT INFORMATION OTHER THAN THE POLICE REPORT DO YOU USE TO DEFEND CLIENTS?
Every case at Callahan Law is rigorously and thoroughly investigated. We request public records from various agencies to gather
evidence in every case. We have clients complete a thorough questionnaire to gather evidence from the client’s perspective. Clients
obtain medical records and MSDS from their employers when we suspect inaccurate test results. We leave no stone unturned to
find the thread that will unravel the prosecutor’s case against you.
#8. DO YOU CONDUCT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WITNESS INTERVIEWS?
Interviewing officers and other witnesses, such as phlebotomists, often leads to the discovery of helpful information not written in
their reports. The attorneys at Callahan Law are often able to turn what they learn in an interview into a reduced charge, and at
times to get a case dismissed.
#9. TELL ME HOW YOU ASSIST CLIENTS WITH LICENSING AND RE-LICENSING?
Callahan Law is committed to keep you driving. We keep our clients informed, advising them of their options, walking them
through the process of remaining able to legally drive during a suspension. We help them get re-instated afterward, and we assist
clients by correcting DOL errors which happen much too frequently. We take pride in our extensive “beyond the call” service we
provide for clients with DOL issues; we know what to do and who to contact to resolve licensing issues.
#10. WHEN A CASE IS COMPLETED, WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE FOR YOUR CLIENT’S?
We provide clients with an end-of-case letter with a simple breakdown of the complicated final court documents that contain
important requirements for them to stay in compliance with the court. We know that many clients need this assistance to stay in
compliance. This letter includes instructions created exclusively for our clients, which if followed, ensure that most will never have
to come back to court again, and remain licensed to drive.
Now let us help you. Ask us any questions you may have about your case during a complimentary consultation.