Criminal defense attorney Bob Hockemeyer provides legal representation to people in Illinois who have been charged with serious crimes. If you have been charged with DUI, violent crime, retail theft, reckless homicide, possession or delivery of a controlled substance, or another serious crime in Illinois, a conviction can cost you your job, your family, and your freedom.
Bob Hockemeyer is not your average criminal defense attorney. His dedication to his clients, compassionate personality, and ability to relate to people from all walks of life have earned him respect from his peers and area judges, and referrals from his present and former clients. When you hire Callahan & Hockemeyer to defend your case, you will receive representation from a criminal lawyer who is accessible, approachable, and committed to helping you put your charges behind you.
Bob has mastered the art of making a deal with the other side and he understands what it takes to have your criminal charges reduced or eliminated. He will make every attempt to negotiate a favorable plea bargain with the prosecution to minimize the impact of your case on your future. If courtroom defense is necessary, however, Bob is not afraid to defend your case before a judge or jury.
The social stigma, financial burdens, emotional trauma, and loss of freedom that often accompany a misdemeanor or felony conviction can result in lasting consequences. If you are convicted of a serious crime, you could lose your right to drive a car or own a gun. Your future job opportunities could be impacted. And you could spend months or years of your life in jail or prison.
To ensure your rights are protected and unfair penalties are not assessed, our firm will:
Illinois takes DUI and OUI charges seriously, often imposing steep fines and significant jail or prison time on those who are convicted. As such, DUI lawyers like me agree that a strong defense strategy is vital to the success of your case and to your future. When you hire our law firm, we will obtain police reports and squad car videos to determine whether the arresting officer was justified in pulling you over, searching your vehicle, or making an arrest. We will investigate testing procedures and equipment to ensure accurate results were reported. And we will evaluate whether the police or the prosecution violated any other constitutional rights.
Under Illinois law, anyone who causes the death of another person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is presumed to be engaged in reckless conduct and may face reckless homicide charges. If the prosecution can show that your mental capacity was impaired when the incident occurred, you can be convicted even if your BAC was below the legal limit of 0.08%. While weaving between lanes, traveling the wrong direction on the highway, or driving without your headlights at night can all be used as evidence by the prosecution, however, these factors are not necessarily proof of guilt. There are various strategies that may result in reduced charges or a dismissal or acquittal. Bob Hockemeyer has extensive experience identifying weaknesses to prosecutors’ cases and discrediting these and other types of evidence.
Callahan & Hockemeyer has successfully defended a wide range of criminal cases in Illinois. If you were charged with retail theft, trespassing, or criminal damage to property, assault, domestic battery, or murder, or you are facing drug possession or delivery, kidnapping, or weapons charges, you need attorney Bob Hockemeyer on your side.