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.

What Prior Convictions Make Domestic Battery a Felony in Illinois?

By |2022-02-28T04:34:44+00:00March 7th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you're like many people, you know that domestic battery in Illinois is usually a Class A misdemeanor. However, in some cases it's a Class 4 felony. One of the ways that domestic battery becomes a [...]

What Happens at an Order of Protection Hearing in Illinois?

By |2022-01-31T03:24:49+00:00February 21st, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you’ve been served with an order of protection, there’s a chance that you weren’t there when the first order was issued – the temporary order that lasts from 14 to 21 days. However, with that [...]

How Long Will an Order of Protection Be On Your Record in Illinois?

By |2022-01-31T03:20:18+00:00February 14th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone has obtained an order of protection against you – commonly called a restraining order or a protective order – it can last for several years. During that time, you’ll be prohibited from doing certain [...]

Served With an Order of Protection? Here’s How it Works

By |2022-01-31T03:15:06+00:00February 7th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone takes out an order of protection against you, you’re not allowed to go near that person until the order expires (or a judge revokes it). An order of protection can also prevent you from [...]

Do You Have to Turn Over Your Guns if You Have an Order of Protection?

By |2022-01-04T23:02:34+00:00January 31st, 2022|Domestic Battery|

In the state of Illinois, you’ll be required to turn over your guns to law enforcement if you have an order of protection against you. Here’s what you need to know.  If someone takes out an [...]

Can an Order of Protection Prevent You From Seeing Your Family?

By |2022-01-04T22:53:58+00:00January 24th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

In the state of Illinois, judges can issue orders of protection. These orders are designed to protect the victims of crimes from the people who allegedly committed the crimes against them. But can an order of [...]

Can You Get Domestic Battery Charges Dropped?

By |2022-01-04T08:26:30+00:00January 10th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to get domestic battery charges dropped, there’s on one-size-fits-all answer to that question. In some cases, it is possible – but in others, there’s no chance. This guide explains.  It [...]

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