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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.

First-Time Domestic Battery in Illinois: Will You Still Go to Jail?

By |2020-02-05T18:58:49+00:00February 5th, 2020|Domestic Battery|

When you're charged with first-time domestic battery in Illinois, it's really just a domestic battery charge - there's no specific charge for "first-time domestic battery." However, the fact that this is your first charge could affect [...]

Can I Drop Domestic Battery Charges?

By |2019-11-13T18:36:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|Domestic Battery, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people whose spouse, significant other or family member has been arrested for domestic battery in Illinois, you're wondering, "Can I drop domestic battery charges?" You're not alone - a lot of people [...]

What to Say to Police if You’re Arrested for Domestic Battery

By |2019-10-31T22:14:02+00:00September 24th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

What are you supposed to say to the police if you’re arrested for domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery? Here’s what you need to know. What to Say to Police if You’re Arrested for Domestic Battery [...]

What if Your Spouse Lies About Domestic Battery?

By |2019-10-31T22:13:35+00:00September 18th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Unfortunately, it's fairly common for one spouse to accuse the other of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery. Sometimes this happens in the course of a divorce or custody battle, or it can happen when one [...]

Is it Possible to Win a Domestic Battery Case?

By |2019-10-31T22:13:19+00:00September 11th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you’re like most people accused of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, you know that you could use a lawyer’s help. Anyone who’s accused of committing a crime in the U.S. has the right to [...]

What is the Aggravated Domestic Battery Sentence in Illinois?

By |2019-09-06T00:51:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|Aggravated Domestic Battery|

Aggravated domestic battery is a serious crime - and it's one that carries a harsh sentence if you're convicted. You always have the right to talk to an attorney about your case, so if you've been [...]