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David L. Freidberg

David Freidberg’s Legal Cases

49 total

  • Case #: 11 CR 20108

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 03, 2011
    Outcome:
    Reducer from Felony to Misdemeanor
    Description:
    Client charged with aggravated domestic battery with strangulation. Successfully convinced state's attorney to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor!
  • 10 C4 41102

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was charged with criminal damage to property, a felony due to the amount of damage. After attempting to have the matter dismissed, with no luck, the matter was set for trial. Client found not guilty after the court determined that the witness for the prosecution was not credible and state did not meet their burden of proof.
  • Case #: 10 CR 13495

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion to Quash Granted
    Description:
    Client was charged with a Class X Felony for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine (125.5 grams). Officers stopped the driver of the vehicle for parking in a bus lane. Upon discovering the driver did not have a valid driver's license, the police pulled my client from the car (after they saw him place a brown paper bag in the glove box) and searched the car. Motion to quash was filed and GRANTED
  • 11 CR 12502

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 04, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon while working as a security guard. He had a valid FOID card but no other credentials required to carry a firearm. And the security company he was employed with had its license revoked. Took the case to trial as my client could not risk a conviction. Found not guilty!
  • 12-187457

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion to Quash Filed - Case Dismissed
    Description:
    My young client in law school was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after the police falsely arrested him for drinking on a public way and illegally searched his vehicle. We filed a motion to quash the arrest and suppress evidence and the state dismissed the entire matter!
  • 12-6002007

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client was charged with domestic battery to his girlfriend's daughter. Turns out the fight was between the daughter and her mother, my client was only attempting to break up the fight. State's attorney was made aware of this fact and that the daughter would testify at trial that my client did not touch her. State's attorney proceeded on the case and at trial client was found NOT GUILTY on a motion for directed finding!
  • 12-187457

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 08, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after an unfounded arrest for drinking on a public way. After an unknown unreliable "concerned neighbor" told the police "It's in the trunk!", the gun was recovered. Not guilty after trial! No probable cause to search.
  • 11-264503

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client, who is on probation, was charged with a simple assault for allegedly stating to someone, "I'm going to kick your a**!" State's attorney offered a deal, which we rejected in favor of going to trial. At trial I argued that words alone do not constitute an assault. Judge agreed and found my client not guilty, of course.
  • 11 CR 3184

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER. Victim suffered severe brain injury as a result of a fall while on narcotics mixed with alcohol. Blamed my client for her injuries. She made three different statements to the detective and no physical evidence was presented at trial against my client. Found not guilty!
  • 11-263606

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with unlawful use of a weapon after Chicago Police arrested him for drinking on a public way. There was also a passenger in the van with him. They seached the center console in his van and found an unloaded weapon. Not a chance I was going to plea him guilty on these facts. Case set for trial twice. None of the four officers appeared in court on any of the four occasions and finally the state's attorney had no choice but to dismiss all charges against my client!