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.

Do Domestic Violence Cases Ever Get Dismissed in Illinois?

By |2021-03-24T04:58:44+00:00April 5th, 2021|Domestic Battery|

Do domestic violence cases ever get dismissed in Illinois? Here's what you need to know if you're facing domestic battery charges in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows. Do Domestic Violence Cases Ever Get Dismissed in Illinois? [...]

What Sentence Will You Get for Domestic Battery in Illinois?

By |2021-03-24T04:53:15+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Domestic Battery|

What sentence will you get for domestic battery in Illinois? It depends - but if you're being charged with this crime, you may want to speak with a Chicago domestic battery defense attorney as soon as [...]

What Should You Do if Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You?

By |2021-03-15T07:20:40+00:00March 15th, 2021|Civil Order of Protection|

If you're like many people, you've never had an order of protection issued against you - so when it happens, you're surprised, confused, and not quite sure what to do. What are you supposed to do [...]

What Does an Order of Protection Prevent You From Doing?

By |2021-03-15T07:05:58+00:00March 8th, 2021|Civil Order of Protection, Domestic Battery|

If someone gets an order of protection against you, you're legally obligated to follow it. That may mean making some serious changes to the way you live your life. Here's what you need to know. What [...]

Domestic Abuse: Definition, Examples and More

By |2021-02-22T13:02:05+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Domestic abuse - in Illinois, called domestic battery - is a crime. But what's the definition of domestic abuse, what does it look like in real life, and what kind of penalties will you pay if [...]

Is Emotional Abuse Considered Domestic Battery?

By |2021-02-08T03:08:28+00:00February 8th, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Is emotional abuse considered domestic battery? Here’s what you need to know about this serious criminal charge. Is Emotional Abuse Considered Domestic Battery? Emotional abuse is not domestic battery – although it can be another type [...]

Domestic Battery in Illinois: Everything You Need to Know

By |2021-01-25T12:45:28+00:00January 25th, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people facing charges of domestic battery in Illinois, you're not sure what happens next - or what the potential consequences of a conviction might be. This guide explains. Domestic Battery in Illinois: [...]

When Women Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Battery

By |2020-12-18T00:17:10+00:00December 14th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Domestic violence against men is a serious crime (the requirements for the crimes of domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery are the same, regardless of gender). However, some men throw out false allegations to gain an [...]

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