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Daniel Arthur Callahan

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   3 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Major Crimes, Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Sexual Battery, Sex Offender, Firearms, Weapons, Drug Trafficking, Manufacture, Delivery, Possession, Domestic Violence, Appeals, Writs, Post Conviction Relief, 3.850, VOP, Probation, Parole, DNA cases

    24 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Trials, suppression hearings, and motion practice. License suspension hearings and appeals. Administrative agency hearings and appeals. License reinstatement.

    24 years

Handling all criminal cases and appeals.  We provide a fair, competitive fee for all cases. Call now for a free consulation.  Ask about our Avvo rate.  Se habla Español.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Daniel A. Callahan, P.A.
1132 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

Reviews

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Posted by DB | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal outcome
Dan represented me for a minor misdemeanor for an expired tag several years back. I was definitely not one of his bigger cases, but he treated me like I was. He got the case dismissed at arraignment. Just wanted to thank him. Thanks buddy.
Response from Daniel Callahan December 8, 2015
No problem. Glad we could help.
Posted by Ivan | January 5, 2015
DEDICATED, HARD WORKING, HONEST AND TO THE POINT!
Both myself and my family, have contracted Mr. Callahan on numerous occasions. His professionalism and extensive knowledge is greatly appreciated. He's not one to give you a round-about explanation as some attorney's tend to do. He tackles the situation head on; analyzes the situation, and then gives you his honest and unbiased opinion as to what is the best action to take, to remedy the situation. He's always a few minutes away to answer any questions, and he's also very fair on his compensation. Mr. Callahan is currently handling a traffic case for me in Miami Beach, although it may be an insignificant case, he's handled it with his professionalism that's sincerely appreciated. He was able to reduce my fines from $975.00 to $157.00, judication was withheld and there where no points added to my license. Thank you Mr. C.
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Posted by Lenin | January 5, 2015
Satisfactory Outcome, was facing mandatory prison sentence. Got treatment +Downward departure granted
I am satisfied with the legal council I had with Dan Callahan. Upon our first meeting in the detention facility he was quickly able to recognize and appreciate that I was mentally unstable. With this knowledge he ordered doctors to evaluate me and I ultimately ended up in a courtroom which seeks rehabilitation and treatment for mentally ill individuals. Dan explained to the judge that I was just obsessive-compulsive rather than a person with actual violent intentions and this is important for the judge and prosecutor to grasp and it was indeed true in my case. Dan told the judge that I needed treatment in a structured program. The judge agreed and I was released into a dual-diagnosis program facility. He knew that me being in jail was not helping my state of mind. He kept in contact with me and my parents and returned all calls. He was also very informative in letting me know my possible sentencing outcomes, the facts and the details of my case, he went over alleged evidence with me and let me know how much points I accumulated in reference to the Florida Criminal Punishment Codes. Daniel Callahan knows what he is doing. He knows what is right and seeks justice. I was facing a mandatory prison sentence but he filed a motion for downward departure which was granted because of my mental illness and the fact that I was willing and ameniable to treatment AND that I showed progress in the inpatient/outpatient program as well as in house arrest. All in all, it was a pleasure being one of his clients because he understood my mind and my logic. He believed that I was not a bad person and that I could be productive in society again. He sought out true justice for me. He explained the plea bargain that I was offered and I was not convicted (adjudication withheld). It was a journey but now I'm home again with my family and I'm not sitting in the state penitentiary. Thanks Dan. I couldn't pay you back enough for the great legal representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel A. Callahan, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1998 - 2005

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Becker
  • CLIENT RELEASED FROM JAIL
  • Young v. State, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 577b (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2011)
  • CONVICTION REVERSED
  • Mullings v. State, 12 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1137a (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2005)
  • MOTION TO SUPPRESS AFFIRMED
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Robert Wesley Trial Award
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit, Office of the Public Defender
  • 2000
  • Book Award, Trial Practice
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • 1998
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • 1998
  • Book Award, Estates and Trusts
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Southern Reporter Third
  • Osceola v. State, 90 So.3d 288 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • 2012
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Young v. State, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 577b (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2011)
  • 2011
  • Southern Reporter Second
  • Collins v. State, 993 So.2d 534 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • 2008
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Nguyen v. State, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 449a (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2006)
  • 2006
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Stephenson v. State, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 328b (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2006)
  • 2006
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Mullings v. State, 12 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1137a (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2005)
  • 2005
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Kirk v. State, 12 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1028a (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2005)
  • 2005
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Gilmore v. State, 12 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 337a (Fla. 17th Cir. Ct. 2004)
  • 2004
  • Thomson Reuters
  • King v. State, 2008 WL 2121183 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • 2003
  • Florida Law Weekly
  • Santilli v. State, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 216a (Fla. 9th Cir. Ct. 2001)
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Civics Association, Plantation
  • Criminal Trial and Representation
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (165)
Appeals Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very knowledgeable, hard working and dedicated to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is industrious, smart, relentless and effective! The perfect combination!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a dedicated, hardworking, results oriented attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a professional and hard working attorney who fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Daniel as a criminal and ticket defense attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Callahan. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Callahan is not only a very experienced and excellent criminal defense attorney, I think he is one of the best in South Florida. I highly endorse Dan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Callahan with pleasure. With his knowledge and experience, he is a true asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Arthur Callahan
Daniel Arthur Callahan
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation