David L. Freidberg’s Answers

David L. Freidberg

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. First time offender of domestic violence. Should I hire a lawyer or use a public defender?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David L. Freidberg
    2. Ashkan Mehryari
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Brian C. Pascale
    4 lawyer answers

    Even though I practice in Chicago (I'm from Dallas by the way), you should hire an attorney. In chicago, even if the complaining witness/victim/your husband does not wish to proceed, the district attorney's office in Dallas has the final say so in whether the case will proceed.

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  2. I need legal advice on what to do about my daughters father and he's a police officer

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David L. Freidberg
    3. Barry Cahn Boykin
    3 lawyer answers

    You have two different legal issues here. For one, you need a domestic relations/divorce attorney - child support. The order of protection issue is one for a criminal defense attorney. Sometimes these cases go hand in hand. It also depends on when the order of protection was entered. You could attempt to retain a criminal defense attorney, have the matter placed on the court call, and see if the court would grant you a hearing. Without knowing more about the order of protection, I couldn't...

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  3. I have what some might consider a long criminal history lol. It was a long time ago when I was younger.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Raymond George Wigell
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Michael Alan Johnson
    4. David L. Freidberg
    5. David William Lawler
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The court doesn't actually DESTROY anything. Your file is sealed with red tape and it is placed in storage. You can try to have the court order the file but you might need an order to unseal the file.

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  4. What am i looking at fines or probation...jailtime?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Gregory Schierer
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. David L. Freidberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Supervision is a non-conviction which can be expunged two years after completion. That is a good result. Now that you've been arrested again on new charges, the supervision you originally received is up in the air. The State's Attorney can file a violation of supervision and you could be sentenced to anything that you could have originally been sentenced to on the cannabis etc charge, which is up to 364 in jail. You need an attorney to appear in court on both the new charges and the original...

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  5. I was caught shoplifting at jewel in chicago il. they made me pay for the items and said i was welcome back but if i was caught

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Galivan
    2. David L. Freidberg
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    I think you got lucky, plain and simple. Even a small item, such as a pack of gum, can result in an arrest for retail theft. I'd personally not step foot in that store again. Just to be safe.

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  6. I was not yet convicted, I was charged with a uuw and my lawyer filed a motion to reduce my charges. What are the chances?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David L. Freidberg
    3. Stephen Kenji Le Brocq
    4. Lawrence Allen Stein
    4 lawyer answers

    It all depends on the facts of the case. Generally a motion is based on violations of the 4th amendment protection against unlawful searches and seizures. If you or your vehicle were searched without probable cause, you could have a good case.

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  7. Is it standard procedure for a detective to direct a victim to contact their harasser during an on-going investigation?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. David L. Freidberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely not, that is harassment and entrapment. Your lawyer should be able to handle this.

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  8. Should i get a restraining order?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David L. Freidberg
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    I would think that if this woman has actually made a direct threat to you personally, then an order of protection IS appropriate.

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  9. I have a past order of protection. My X wife used it to retain citizenship. Will I be denied on a I-130? I am already remarried.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David L. Freidberg
    1 lawyer answer

    My best guess is that you need to contact an immigration attorney for the answer to this question.

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  10. My husband got order of protection but its over now.we are together again.will he be able to get a job

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David L. Freidberg
    2. Jenet Gonzalez Pequeno
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending on when the order of protection was over, you might be able to vacate the OP. We need more information to determine that issue.

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