DUI with Injury Defense Lawyer in Illinois
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by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
3d ago
DUI with Injury Defense Lawyer in Illinois Legal Implications and the Importance of Legal Representation Driving Under the Influence (DUI) with injury is a serious offense in Illinois, carrying significant legal consequences. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications, penalties, criminal case process, and the critical role of legal representation for individuals facing a DUI with injury charge in Illinois ..read more
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Youth Pastor Accused of Sexually Assaulting and Robbing Women
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
6M ago
A 36-year-old youth pastor is accused of sexually assaulting and robbing women. The crimes are alleged to have occurred with the same modus operandi. The pastor would approach a woman, begin talking to her, and attempt to lure her to his car. If she refused, the pastor would rob the woman, and in at least two cases, he sexually assaulted them.  Police say that the 36-year-old youth pastor targeted a 44-year-old woman in 2300 block of East 79th Street, a 58-year-old woman in the 400 block of West 113th Street, and a 45-year-old woman in the 10200 block of South Wentworth Avenue. He is furt ..read more
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Chicago PD Investigated Over Sexual Misconduct With Asylum Seekers
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
6M ago
The Chicago police department is currently under investigation over sexual misconduct with asylum seekers who recently came to the area seeking refuge from their country of origin. In one case, an officer is accused of impregnating an 18-year-old refugee. A report indicates that one officer had sex with an underage female migrant and that other officers also had sexual relationships with refugees.  The city of Chicago has received 14,000 asylum seekers over the last year. While many have been accommodated with housing, at least 2,000 are living on floors of nearly every police precinct ac ..read more
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DOJ Charges Hundreds for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fraud
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
6M ago
The Department of Justice has announced charges against hundreds of individuals for COVID-19 relief fraud following an operation conducted by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Many of those facing charges have ties to organized crime, according to the DOJ. In one case, authorities allege that the pandemic relief aid was used to pay for a murder.  The DOJ has announced charges against over 300 defendants in these cases who allegedly stole more than $830 million from the federal government by making fraudulent claims. In this article, a Chicago criminal defense attorn ..read more
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Chicago Man Faces 15 Years in Prison Over Child Pornography Charges
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
6M ago
A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography charges was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) arrested a 41-year-old man on charges of possessing child pornography in October of 2022. He had already been arrested and was on probation for possession of child pornography from a previous offense that occurred in 2017. The defendant was also convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in 2001 and was a registered sex offender. Before his arrest, ICAC tipped off authorities concerning downloads ..read more
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Chicago Man Gets 11-Year Sentence for Sexual Assault Witnessed During Remote Learning Class
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
7M ago
A Cook County judge recently sentenced a Chicago man to 11 years in prison after he was seen sexually assaulting a 7-year-old female relative. The assault was broadcast during a remote learning class. The 21-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to felony sexual assault for the attack that occurred in October 2020 during the height of the pandemic. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped two other felony counts and an unrelated weapons charge count.  The assault occurred while the victim was at home and participating in a remote learning class during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a b ..read more
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El Chapo’s Son Extradited to Chicago to Face Drug Trafficking Charges
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
7M ago
The son of notorious drug trafficker El Chapo has been extradited to Chicago from Mexico on charges of drug trafficking. Ovidio Guzman Lopez was charged in April along with two dozen others who are suspected of being a part of the Sinaloa Cartel. According to the lawsuit, the Sinaloa Cartel used chemicals shipped from China to fuel to fentanyl crisis here in the U.S. The cartel is believed to be responsible for importing 80% of the drugs found on Chicago streets over the past three decades.  Standoff Between Sinaloa and Mexican Police U.S. authorities have wanted to extradite Guzman ..read more
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Cash Bail Officially Eliminated in Illinois
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
7M ago
Illinois has officially become the first state in the country to eliminate cash bail. Proponents of the measure say that it punishes the poor unfairly. The Pretrial Fairness Act prevents judges from setting bail but gives them broader discretion to deny release to those accused of violent crimes. Those opposed to the measure included prosecutors and police officers who see it as being “soft on crime.” The measure is seen as leveling the playing field for Black, Brown, and poor communities that can’t afford to pay their way out of jail even when they are not a risk to the community. A 2022 civi ..read more
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Chicago Man Found Guilty of Rape of 15-Year-Old Girl
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
7M ago
A Chicago man was recently found guilty of the rape of a 15-year-old girl while she was walking home in 2017. The 66-year-old defendant had been charged with two counts of rape, attempted rape, criminal confinement, armed robbery, and battery with a deadly weapon. The defendant was convicted on each of the seven counts and faces a maximum prison sentence of 146 years behind bars. The defendant rejected a 40-year prison sentence in a plea deal offered by the state.  According to the charges, the defendant had followed the 15-year-old girl down the street as she was walking home. He dr ..read more
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Ron Jeremy Ruled Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial Over Rape Charges
Law Offices of David L. Freidberg | Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog
by Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.
7M ago
Former porn star Ron Jeremy has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial by the judge presiding over his case. He faced dozens of rape charges but was only recently in the news after victims came out to share their stories. A judge declared that he was in “incurable neurocognitive decline,” and his condition was unlikely to improve. Prosecutors have asked that Jeremy be routinely reevaluated in case his condition improves. A hearing deciding Jeremy’s fate will be held later. He is likely to end up in a state hospital. Jeremy pleaded not guilty after a grand jury indicted him ..read more
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