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David L. Freidberg

David Freidberg’s Legal Cases

49 total

  • 12-199637

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with theft from an elderly woman by use of a power of attorney. I continued the case for a few months to convince the state's attorney that they would not be able to prove my client's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Case dismissed today!
  • 11 CR 16618

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    My client and her cousin were charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm. This stemmed from the victim having been seriously injured as a result of a fight outside a bar in Chicago. The Chicago police did no investigation as to the identity of my client and she was only arrested on the statements of the victim. Client found not guilty at trial
  • 12213809

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with aggravated assault to a peace officer. While my client was already handcuffed with his hands behind his back, the police allege that he charged at him and thus was in fear for his safety. Laughable at best! Case was dismissed on the date set for trial
  • 12 DV 75822

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client was charged with electronic harassment for allegedly sending a text with a handgun and a threatening message. After the victim/complaining witness was unruly while testifying and the fact that she "broke" her phone and was unable to produce the text in court at trial, my client was found NOT GUILTY! Then she started a commotion in court and was taken into custody. Justice was served.
  • 11 CR 15166

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    Guilty on lesser included offenses resulting in less prison time
    Description:
    We don't "win" every case but this client was charged with multiple counts: aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful restraint. These charges carried a sentence of 22 to 45 years upon conviction. Took the case to trial and the judge found my client NOT GUILTY on the unlawful use of a weapon which reduced the sentencing range down to 6 to 30 years, saving my client numerous years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Client was ecstatic regarding the result and his sentence is day for day so he will be back home with his family soon!
  • 12 OP 78638

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    Order of Protection DENIED
    Description:
    Client's roommate was seeking an Order of Protection against her for battery. An Order of Protection would harm my client as it affects her rap sheet. Petitioner tried to have my client agree to a restraining order, which we refused. After a hearing, where the Petitioner was completely unbelievable, the court DENIED the Order of Protection and my client was vindicated!
  • 12-243356

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 04, 2013
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Client was charged with theft/forgery and was facing a year in jail based on her prior criminal history. We demanded trial and the state was unable to produce testimony from any reliable witness. Case DISMISSED!
  • 12-247601

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was charged with battery to a taxi cab driver after an altercation that occurred over a window shade! Cab driver tried to claim that my client attacked him when my client was the one with the injuries. We went to trial and after testimony by my client and his girlfriend, the judge didn't believe a word of what the cab driver said and found my client not guilty.
  • DUI Reduced

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    17 year old client with no driver's license charged with DUI. Client totaled her car and seriously injured her passenger. This should have been charged as a felony. I was able to not only keep the charge from becoming a felony, I successfully convinced the state's attorney to REDUCE the charges to a reckless driving!
  • 12 CR 21533

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My innocent 26 year old client, with NO criminal background, was charged with False Report of Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud, a Class 2 felony subjecting her to a possible 3-7 year prison sentence if found guilty. This case was assigned to a special prosecutor with the financial fraud unit and upon my request to dismiss the charges or even reduce them, refused, stating they had a solid case against my client. My client forgot where she parked her car, made a police report and then found her car 5 days later, after reporting the loss to her insurance company. She immediately contacted the police to advise them she found her vehicle and informed the insurance company as well, withdrawing her claim. Refusing the state's offer of probation, we went to trial and she was found NOT GUILTY!