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 over 2 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 over 2 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. What am i looking at fines or probation...jailtime?

    Answered about 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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  4. 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 over 2 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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  5. Should i get a restraining order?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David L. Freidberg
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy Margaret 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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  6. 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 over 2 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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  7. My husband got order of protection but its over now.we are together again.will he be able to get a job

    Answered over 2 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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  8. Daughter was caught steeling and item from a KMART, which was not even $7:00. Item recovered no damag

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Adam J. Lysinski
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Francis John Cowhig
    5. Stephen L. Richards
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Careful when ignoring these claim letter is my advice. I handle these differently than other attorneys. I have seen these collection firms file civil suits to recover the amounts and they can also add in the court costs and attorneys fees, making the amount due quite a bit higher.

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  9. Can officers, or the state get you as a "terrorist" if someone makes a threat stating they.have c4,But officers dnt take action?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3. David L. Freidberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire an attorney immediately. Your father is not only not permitted to own a firearm or ammunition, he cannot even have knowledge that there is a firearm in his residence, regardless of who owns it. As for the C4, contact your attorney. Just a statement shouldn't brand him a terrorist.

  10. Can a judge dismiss a felony charge on his own initiative? Or do one of the parties absolutely have to make a motion?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Fred A. Joshua
    2. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3. David L. Freidberg
    3 lawyer answers

    A judge cannot dismiss a matter sua sponte (on his own motion). The same applies to reducing or changing a charge. The judge acts as a referee and determines the outcome of the game, so to speak. He cannot change the rules of the game. I'm not sure how you know what the judge did and did not do with your file, but you need to have your attorney take a closer look at this to determine whether or not a motion to dismiss is appropriate. It should not cost you extra money, if that is your...