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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.

How Long Do You Go to Jail for Domestic Violence in Illinois?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:03+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

How long do you go to jail for domestic violence in Illinois? That depends on whether you're found guilty of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, and whether you've ever been convicted of either crime in [...]

What Happens to First-Time Domestic Violence Offenders?

By |2020-07-15T18:09:57+00:00July 20th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

What happens to first-time domestic violence offenders? If you're like many people, you've been charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery for the first time - and what we can tell you right now is [...]

How Long Will a Domestic Battery Charge Stay On Your Criminal Record?

By |2020-06-29T14:53:12+00:00July 13th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people who have been charged with domestic battery, you're wondering about your future. Will it show up on your criminal record? Who will be able to see it? How long will a [...]

How Long Do Domestic Violence Cases Last?

By |2020-06-29T12:44:06+00:00July 6th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Being charged with domestic violence - known as domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery in Illinois - can be terrifying. While your case makes its way through the court system, you're left wondering: How long do [...]

What Happens When You Get a Domestic Violence Charge?

By |2020-06-29T11:09:52+00:00June 29th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people who have been accused of domestic violence, you want to know what happens next. In fact, you need to know what happens next - your future may depend on it. So [...]

How Do You Convince a Judge to Drop a No Contact Order?

By |2020-06-22T20:55:24+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Civil Order of Protection|

If you’re like many people in Chicago and the surrounding communities, you’ve had someone take out an order of protection against you – or you took one out against someone else – and you’d like to [...]

Why Do Domestic Violence Cases Get Dismissed?

By |2020-06-15T19:59:14+00:00June 15th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what causes a domestic violence case to be dismissed in court. Maybe you’ve been charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, or perhaps you accused someone of [...]

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped?

By |2020-06-01T17:44:46+00:00June 8th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Can domestic violence charges be dropped? Yes, they can – but only by the state. An alleged victim cannot drop domestic violence charges. Only the prosecutor in the case has that ability. Here’s what you need [...]

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