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The Problem of Police Obtaining False Confessions
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

False confessions are a significant issue in the criminal justice system, leading to wrongful convictions and severe consequences for innocent individuals. This problem arises when police use coercive tactics, psychological pressure, or manipulative interrogation techniques to obtain confessions from suspects, sometimes even when they are innocent. Understanding your legal and constitutional rights during police interrogations…

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Illinois Possession of Cannabis Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

Possession of Cannabis under Illinois Statute 720 ILCS 550/4 In Illinois, the landscape surrounding cannabis possession has evolved significantly over the years, reflecting broader societal changes and shifts in legislative priorities. However, despite these changes, the possession of cannabis remains a complex legal issue with serious potential consequences for those found in violation of the…

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Retail Theft Criminal Charges in Illinois
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

Understanding and Defending Against Charges under 720 ILCS 5/16-25 in Illinois In Illinois, retail theft is a crime that involves the unauthorized taking of merchandise from a retail establishment with the intent to deprive the merchant of its full value. Governed by statute 720 ILCS 5/16-25, this offense covers a range of activities beyond simple…

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Chicago Drug Possession With Intent to Deliver Near a School Defense Lawyer
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

Understanding Illinois Controlled Substances Act 720 ILCS 570/407: Manufacture or Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, a Controlled Substance Near a School Illinois has stringent laws aimed at curbing drug-related activities, particularly when these offenses occur near schools. The Illinois Controlled Substances Act, specifically 720 ILCS 570/407, addresses the severity of manufacturing,…

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Chicago Selling Alcohol to Minors Defense Lawyer
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

Defending Against Charges of Selling Alcohol to Minors Under Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), 235 ILCS 5/6-16 Selling alcohol to minors is a serious offense in Illinois, governed by Illinois Compiled Statutes, 235 ILCS 5/6-16. This statute is designed to prevent underage drinking and protect public health and safety. As an experienced criminal defense attorney in…

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The Devastating Impact of Sexual Assault Accusations on Your Reputation
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

In today’s society, accusations of sexual assault carry a stigma that can irreparably harm an individual’s reputation, career, and personal relationships. Whether or not the accusations lead to a conviction, the mere allegation can result in significant social and professional consequences. Let’s now explore the legal framework surrounding sexual assault accusations in Illinois, the arrest…

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Contesting Field Sobriety Test Results in Chicago DUI Cases
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

In the realm of DUI defense in Chicago, contesting the results of field sobriety tests is a crucial aspect of the legal process. These tests, commonly used by law enforcement to establish probable cause for a DUI arrest, are not infallible. Understanding how to effectively challenge the results can significantly impact the outcome of a…

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Challenging Breathalyzer Results in Chicago DUI Criminal Cases
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

In Chicago, driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can result in significant legal consequences. One of the primary tools used in DUI arrests is the breathalyzer test, which measures blood alcohol content (BAC). However, breathalyzer results are not infallible and can be challenged in court. Understanding the intricacies of challenging these…

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Avoiding Common Mistakes After a DUI Arrest in Chicago
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Chicago can be a daunting experience, filled with uncertainty and potential for serious repercussions. Understanding how to navigate the aftermath of a DUI arrest is crucial in minimizing the negative impact it may have on your life. This comprehensive guide outlines the common mistakes individuals make…

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Challenging the Traffic Stop: Illegal Traffic Stops in Illinois
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

In Illinois, a traffic stop by law enforcement is a common precursor to charges such as driving under the influence (DUI) or possession of contraband. However, not all traffic stops are conducted legally, and challenging the legality of a traffic stop can be a critical defense in a criminal case. This comprehensive guide delves into…

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