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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.

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, [...]

Do You Have to Turn in Firearms if You’re Convicted of Domestic Battery in Illinois?

By |2022-08-27T06:54:56+00:00September 19th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

In the state of Illinois, a domestic battery conviction – even if it's a misdemeanor – is very serious. Many people wonder whether they'll have to turn in their firearm owner identification (FOID) cards and their [...]

What Does an Order of Protection Do in Illinois?

By |2022-08-27T06:49:41+00:00September 12th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

In Illinois, an order of protection (sometimes called a restraining order) is a legal order issued by a judge that prohibits one person from contacting or coming near another person. A restraining order can be used [...]

What if You Lie to Police When They Question You About Domestic Battery?

By |2022-08-27T06:42:53+00:00September 5th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you're like most people, you freeze up when the police want to question you about a crime that they suspect you committed - but what happens if you lie when they're questioning you about domestic [...]

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