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David L. Freidberg

David Freidberg’s Legal Cases

49 total


  • People of the State of Illinois v. XXXXXX

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Reduced attempt 1st degree murder to agg battery
    Description:
    Client's potential exposure to penitentiary time was greatly reduced from 31 years minimum to 10 years maximum.
  • People of the State of Illinois v. XXXXXX

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Client's felony charge reduced to misdemeanor
    Description:
    Client facing deportation on a conviction for felony theft. I was able to successfully argue to the State's Attorney for a reduction to a misdemeanor charge.
  • Case #: 10 CR 6481

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was charged with counterfeiting United States Currency. State offered a reducer to a different charge but I refused on behalf of my client after discussing the ramifications of pleading guilty. He agreed and we set the matter for trial. The State was unable to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and my client was found not guilty on all counts
  • Case # 10 C4 40987

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Motion granted in favor of the defendant
    Description:
    Successfully presented a motion to quash a consent to search my client's bedroom where a Category II sawed off shotgun and 28g of cannabis, scale and baggies for distribution were recovered. My client's mother gave consent to search her adult son's bedroom. What the police didn't realize, or should have realized, is that she cannot give consent to search a private area of her home, only the common areas. Changed the charge from Armed Violence, with a minimum sentencing range of 10 years + at 85% to a Class 2.
  • Case #: 10CR 17012

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was stopped by the Chicago Police Dept. for illegal window tints, obstruction and no front tag. While under arrest, vehicle was searched and a .357 Magnum was recovered along with my client's bullet proof vest, utility belt and various security guard badges. Even after informing the police that he was a security officer on his way to work, when he was legally allowed to carry a weapon, he was arrested anyway. Matter was set for trial and my client found not guilty after it was determined that the gun was in fact lawfully cased and the weapon was not immediately accessible by my client. Victory was his.
  • Case #: 09 CR 19046

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    Reducer
    Description:
    Client was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW) while confronting the person who stole his coat among other items during a previous burglary of my client's home. My client was also on active military duty and could not have a conviction for a felony on his record and remain the service. We convinced the State's Attorney's office to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor so that he could remain on active duty and did in fact deploy to Afghanistan immediately thereafter to service our country.
  • 2011 Assault Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 10, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client charged with Aggravated Assault with a butcher knife. Victim claims my client came charging down the stairs of the apartment building in which they both lived. Victim ran out of the building and my client allegedly chased her down the street with the knife, yelling and screaming that she was going to kill her. Victim "gets away" and returns to the apartment building later. Fearing for her life, she waits until about 15 hours later to even contact the police. Finding of NOT GUILTY
  • Case #: 07 CR 5489

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 04, 2007
    Outcome:
    Motion to Quash Granted
    Description:
    My client was charged with driving on a revoked license as well as possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop was effectuated. The police claim that my client's tinted windows were too dark and that's why he was pulled over. This all occurred at around 8:00am. We argued to the court that on this vehicle there was no tinting and asked the officer to prove up this point, which he could not. Court not only granted our motion to quash but told the officer that he thought this was a pretextual stop as my client was caucasian and he was driving through a predominantly african american neighborhood.
  • Case #: 10 CR 14589

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm - a felony in Illinois due to the nature of the injuries. And my client was facing possible deportation. Client found not guilty based on the video which clearly showed my client was not the aggressor
  • Battery Trial

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was charged with Battery/Bodily Harm for a fight that occurred with his business partner. We answered ready for trial on the first court date and after only three questions, the judge found my client NOT GUILTY.