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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.

What to Do if You’re Charged With Domestic Battery in DuPage County

By |2022-12-04T11:44:22+00:00December 5th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you're like many people charged with domestic battery in DuPage County, you're not quite sure what to do next - and that's normal. Being charged with domestic battery is extremely stressful, and you probably have [...]

What if Someone Lies and Accuses You of Domestic Battery?

By |2022-11-05T10:57:04+00:00November 28th, 2022|Domestic Battery, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people, you know that false allegations of domestic battery happen every day. But what if they happen to you? This guide explains what happens if someone lies and accuses you of domestic [...]

Should You Refuse to Give Police a Statement When They Question You About Domestic Battery?

By |2022-11-05T10:54:30+00:00November 21st, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you’re like many people accused of domestic battery, you know that you may have to talk to the police – but can you refuse to say anything at all? This guide explains. Should You Refuse [...]

Can You Refuse to Testify in a Domestic Battery Case Against You?

By |2022-11-05T10:49:49+00:00November 14th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If the state of Illinois has accused you of domestic battery, will you have to get on the stand and defend yourself? This guide explains. Can You Refuse to Testify in a Domestic Battery Case Against [...]

Can a Man Claim Self-Defense Against a Woman in a Domestic Battery Case?

By |2022-11-04T05:07:03+00:00November 7th, 2022|Domestic Battery, Self-Defense|

If you’re like many people, you may think that a man can’t claim self-defense against a woman in a domestic battery case – but is that true? This guide explains. Can a Man Claim Self-Defense Against [...]

Can You Work for the Government if You Have a Domestic Battery Conviction?

By |2022-09-11T09:58:31+00:00October 31st, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you have a domestic battery conviction, you may be wondering if it's possible to get a job or continue working for the government. This guide explains. Can You Work for the Government if You Have [...]

Can Your Employer See a Domestic Battery Conviction on a Background Check?

By |2022-09-11T09:54:57+00:00October 24th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

It's no secret that employers often run background checks on potential employees. But what if you have a conviction for domestic battery? Can your employer see that on a background check? This guide explains. Can Your [...]

Can You Claim Self-Defense in a Domestic Battery Case?

By |2022-09-11T09:51:26+00:00October 17th, 2022|Domestic Battery, Self-Defense|

When you're accused of domestic battery, one of the defenses you may be able to claim is self-defense. This guide explains what that means and how it could help your case. Can You Claim Self-Defense in [...]

What if There Are No Witnesses in Your Domestic Battery Case?

By |2022-09-11T09:48:42+00:00October 10th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

No one saw the alleged domestic battery incident that led to your trial? You may still be convicted. This guide explains what evidence the prosecution can use to build a case against you. What if There [...]

Can Lawyers Get Evidence Thrown Out at Domestic Battery Trials?

By |2022-09-11T09:44:40+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Domestic Battery|

In any criminal trial, evidence is key. Whether the prosecution or the defense has more compelling evidence can mean the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict. In domestic battery cases, this is especially true, [...]

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