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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.

Can Domestic Battery Charges Be Dropped in Illinois?

By |2020-09-29T00:49:25+00:00October 5th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Can domestic battery charges be dropped in Illinois? The short answer, if you're asking whether the alleged victim can "drop" the charges against you, is no. The alleged victim cannot choose to drop charges after the [...]

Domestic Battery Cases in Illinois: The Basics

By |2020-09-21T10:46:43+00:00September 21st, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you're like many people in the middle of domestic battery cases in Illinois, you have questions. First things first, though: You have the right to hire an attorney - and if you can't afford to [...]

Can You Get a Domestic Battery Charge Off Your Record in Illinois?

By |2020-09-07T08:11:51+00:00September 14th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people facing a domestic battery charge in Illinois, you're wondering if you can later have it removed from your criminal record. Here's what you need to know. Can You Get a Domestic [...]

4 Things to Do if You’re Charged With Domestic Violence in Illinois

By |2020-09-07T07:55:41+00:00September 7th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people, you're facing a domestic violence charge (technically, the charges are domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery) and you're not sure what to do next. It doesn't matter whether you made a [...]

Is Domestic Battery the Same as Domestic Violence?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:32+00:00August 31st, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people, the legal terminology the state of Illinois uses is confusing. So is domestic battery the same as domestic violence? Here's what you need to know. Is Domestic Battery the Same as [...]

What Happens With a Second Domestic Battery Charge?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:25+00:00August 24th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

What happens with a second domestic battery charge? If you've been convicted of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery in the past, you could face much more serious penalties than you did the first time. Here's [...]

Can I Get a Job With a Domestic Violence Conviction?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:17+00:00August 17th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people, you're worried about the consequences of a domestic violence conviction. In fact, you're probably wondering, "Can I get a job with a domestic violence conviction?" And you're right to be concerned. [...]

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