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About Matt Fakhoury

Attorney Matt Fakhoury is a former prosecutor, an adjunct professor at DePaul University and a criminal defense attorney working in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows and nearby communities.

Will a Domestic Battery Conviction Stay On Your Record Forever?

By |2019-07-16T15:24:32+00:00July 16th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you're convicted of domestic battery, you'll have a permanent criminal record - one that you can't expunge or seal. Convictions for domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery don't "drop off" your criminal history, and you [...]

What’s the Difference Between Battery and Domestic Battery in Illinois?

By |2019-07-09T14:25:59+00:00July 9th, 2019|Domestic Battery|

In the state of Illinois, battery is a crime - but it's a different crime from domestic battery, which can only occur under certain circumstances. Here's what you need to know. What's the Difference Between Battery [...]

Can You Drop the Charges Against Your Spouse if He or She is Arrested for Domestic Battery?

By |2019-07-02T22:54:52+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Domestic Battery|

Picture this... in fact, the same situation (or a similar situation) may have happened to you. Your spouse or other family or household member and you got into a physical fight. Someone, like a friend or [...]

What to Do if You’re Served With an Order of Protection in Illinois

By |2019-06-25T22:03:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|Civil Order of Protection|

An order of protection is a court order, and it can stop you from doing the things you'd normally do every day. In many domestic battery cases, the person who's been accused of battery is the [...]

The Two Types of Domestic Battery in Illinois

By |2019-06-11T13:45:56+00:00June 11th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

Domestic battery in Illinois is a serious crime - and it's one that, if you're convicted, can land you in prison. Here's what you need to know about the two main types of domestic battery under [...]

Should You Tell Police You’re Innocent When You’re Accused of Domestic Battery?

By |2019-06-04T23:11:33+00:00June 4th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you're like many people, you know that being arrested for domestic battery is very serious - but can't you just explain your situation to the police if you're innocent? Here's what you need to know. [...]

What if Police Arrest You for Domestic Violence in Skokie?

By |2019-06-04T22:32:44+00:00May 28th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Being arrested for domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery is scary - especially if you've never been arrested before and you don't know what to expect. Here's what you need to know if you're arrested on [...]

What NOT to Do if You’re Arrested for Domestic Battery in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows

By |2019-06-04T22:32:59+00:00May 21st, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you're arrested for domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, the best thing you can do is wait out the storm and call your attorney - but in the meantime, you absolutely have to avoid making [...]

How Much Should You Tell Your Lawyer if You’re Accused of Domestic Battery?

By |2019-06-04T22:33:09+00:00May 7th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you've been accused of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, you'll probably want to talk to a domestic violence defense lawyer in Chicago as soon as possible - but how much should you tell him, [...]