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David L. Freidberg

David Freidberg’s Answers

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

    During the interrogation, the detective informed me that he told the victim to contact me in order to provoke a response so he could trace my IP address.

    David’s Answer

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

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  • 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?

    I have no background charges nor juvenile charges.

    David’s Answer

    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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  • I am 18 years old and I have a class a misdemeanor. But I'm taking anger management. After my classes can I get a job?

    Class a misdemeanor

    David’s Answer

    You can always get a job, the issue is what will be the end result of your case. If the State offered Anger Management as a portion of deferred prosecution, than you will have no conviction and then you will need an expungement to remove the arrest from your record.

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  • What can I expect at Park City Court for posession of marijuana (under 2.5g) and paraphanelia?

    I was arrested, and there is a lot of evidence against me. Both of these charges were written up as ordinance violations. I am also a minor. I talked with a few lawyers, but have not hired one yet or plan on doing so. One lawyer said it wasn't...

    David’s Answer

    Always remember, the State has to prove your guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, which requires a lab technician to appear in court and testify at trial, which rarely happens, at least in Cook County. Deferred is the easiest and cheapest route but if you have a prior criminal record, your attorney might want to set this for trial

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  • Can a registered sex offender be approved to be around children?

    My boyfriend and i have been dating for sometime now and hes a registered sex offender. When he was 18 he had intercourse with a 15 year old girl. Im curious to know if it will ever be possible and what should we do?

    David’s Answer

    You have to look at the laws of your specific state. Generally they can be around children unless specified otherwise. The issue is where an offender can obtain a residence. In Illinois it cannot be within 500 feet of a school, park or day care center

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  • What is the legal age of consent in Illinois to engage in any activity with an older partner?

    Is it legal/okay for a 17 year old to date or even engage in sexual activity with a 24 year old?

    David’s Answer

    you're safe as long as you are at least 17 years of age

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  • My IPS is supposed to end on November 6th do I have to go to court?

    I don't have an attorney for the case, I've seen others not have to go if all the requirements are met as far as restitution and community services hours. I have mine all completed and turned into my probation officers, I really don't want to call...

    David’s Answer

    Either you should appear or your lawyer should. Worse case scenario, the lawyer can get a continuance if the court requires your appearance.

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

    Since my convictions the court has destroyed the records. I do have some of my old records which I was just looking at. How can I tell if I was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for my charges? It doesn't say. It just says stuff like one year c...

    David’s Answer

    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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  • Can you be reinstated for tasc after they have terminated you on a drug charge?

    charges are possesion of marijuana and cocaine. he was given tasc to complete but he fell behind in payments. the worker at tasc told him that she would send his paperwork back to court and he could ask for reinstatement to the program. She told h...

    David’s Answer

    I can tell you that in Chicago, if you have not been terminated previously, it is possible, in fact likely, to be reinstated.

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

    I was recently arrested and convicted for possession of cannabis. a misuse of a weapon charge was going to be dropped after i completed 1 yr supervision. i was later arrested for battery and shoplifting during supervision. what am i looking at

    David’s Answer

    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 charges, assuming a violation is filed. You cannot plead guilty on the new charges as that will violate the terms of your supervision.

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