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David L. Freidberg

Case Conclusion Date:April 3, 2013

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Not Guilty

Description:Perfect result as expected. My client was charged with two counts of battery for allegedly putting his hands on two security guards at Soldier Field during a Bears game. The two guards "claim" my client grabbed them and shoved them, for no apparent reason. What actually happened is that he was calling out to them to see if they could help located his friend. When they didn't respond, he placed his hand on one of the guards shoulder to get his attention. The guards took offense to this and grabbed him, cuffed him, and turned him over to the Chicago Police Department on trumped up charges of battery. At trial I argued that there was no touching of an insulting or provocative nature and thus no battery actually occurred. The trial judge agreed and found my client NOT GUILTY on both charges.