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David L. Freidberg

David L. Freidberg

Experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime...
  • Illinois, Texas
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Welcome to the Chicago, Illinois, Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C., a premier Chicago criminal law attorney who knows how the system works and when to negotiate or simply take the gloves off and fight it out in court.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients the most powerful and aggressive criminal defense available in the Chicagoland area. We handle all criminal cases, including drug offenses, rape, assault and murder.

Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, you want to know your attorney will take a sincere interest in your case and do everything within his power to ensure you receive the most aggressive defense available under the law. As a Cook County drug defense lawyer, David L. Freidberg understands the fear and uncertainty you feel when you have been accused of a crime of any nature and that you simply need help determining how to appropriately and effectively respond to the charges. Our firm does not believe in making moral judgments; we are focused solely on the facts of your case. Attorney David L. Freidberg and his team of associates and expert investigators know what to look for in your case and are able to identify any loopholes in the law or weaknesses with the prosecution's evidence. His first goal is always to get the charges dropped; failing that, he will do what it takes to get the charges and penalties reduced and keep you out of jail.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Aggravated Robbery/Armed Robbery
  • Assault, Battery, Aggravated Battery
  • Bond Hearings, Bail Hearings, Preliminary Hearings
  • Burglary, Residential Burglary, Auto Burglary
  • Cocaine Possession
  • Marijuana/Cannabis Possession
  • Heroin Possession
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Felonies, Misdemeanors, Probation violations
  • Murder, Homicide, Attempted Murder
  • Possession, Manufacturing and Delivery of Controlled Substance
  • Sex Offenses, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault, Predatory Sexual Ass
  • Theft, Retail Theft, Forgery
  • Shoplifting
  • Kidnapping, Unlawul Restraint
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Expungements
  • Gun Charges, Aggravated UUW, Unlawful Use of Weapon
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
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Professional Experience
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S. (1992) | Finance
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Clien't Choice Award
Top 20 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Chicago
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 20 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Chicago
Client’s Choice Awards
2013 and 2014
Criminal Defense Featured Attorney
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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Illinois Criminal Defense Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
2015 Changes to Illinois Criminal Laws
Published by David L. Freidberg
Speaking Engagements
Adversary Proceedings Regarding Dischargeability, United States Bankruptcy Conference
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. 19 old daughter arrested for battery and misconduct. But she didn't physically touch the person. What will happen in crt
A: If the complaining witness (victim) appears in court, then your attorney can ask for an offer from the State's Attorney so as to avoid a trial. That offer can range from court supervision to probation to jail time for up to 364 days. If you opt not to plea guilty, then the matter will be set for trial.
Q. if I was ticketed for possession of less than 1g cannabis and a pipe and asked to appear in court ,would i need a lawyer
A: Absolutely. Even though this is a small amount of cannabis, you still face jail time upon conviction. You need an attorney to attempt to get the charge dismissed against you and avoid a conviction on your record.
Q. Does a domestic battery warrant follow you out of state?
A: Any warrant will follow you out of state.
Q. If you are charged 7500 for shooting a person but you are not guilty can a lawyer lower your bond or what happens next?
A: Your attorney can always file a motion for reduction of bail bond. It all depends on what your prior criminal record shows. You should also be aware that whenever you request a reduction of bail bond, the judge can always increase the bond amount if he/she deems it appropriate.
Q. If I refuse to talk to the prosecutor or the judge, how long can they hold me if I answer no questions at all?
A: You are under no obligation to speak with the prosecutor. In fact, you should not be having any conversations with a prosecutor, ever. That is the job of your attorney. If you are in custody, you can be held until the completion of your case. If you are talking about an investigation only, you can be held for 48 hours.
Q. I have pled guilty to a split sentence. I just got 2 poss. of paraphernalia. Will I go back to prison? What are my odds?
A: Not necessarily. Depending on what your sentence was, the judge could recommit you to probation. Additionally, if this is a misdemeanor, which it should be, it may or may not even violate your probation. Your attorney needs to coordinate this case with the State's Attorney or probation department handling your prior conviction.
Q. How do go about obtaining a "Final Disposition".
A: What you may be looking for is a certified disposition, which is important regarding immigration issues. The purpose of this is to show immigration, or a potential employer, that your case was dismissed or what the final resolution was. You should be able to go to any clerk's office to obtain this. In Cook County the fee is $9.
Q. Shouldn't all concurrent charges run together?
A: Yes unless the charge is Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, then they run consecutive.
Q. When An jail inmate has a bond set.By law do they have to let him out when someone comes up there cash in hand to bail?
A: The only other issue could be that IF this is a drug case, the State's Attorney could have asked for a Source of Bail Bond. That means that even if a bond has been set, he cannot be released until the posting party proves where the funds are coming from to post that bond. This is done to ensure that the funds are not from ill-gotten gains (proceeds from the sale of drugs for instance). Otherwise, he should be able to just post the 10% unless it's a cash bond or C-Bond, which means he would have to post the full $2500.00
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
Chicago Office
70 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 560-7100
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
Skokie Office
5250 Old Orchard Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: (847) 674-5400
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
DuPage Office
140 Butterfield Rd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Telephone: (630) 574-1000