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.

Does Fighting With an Adult Sibling Count as Domestic Battery? If So, What Can Happen?

By |2023-11-05T17:07:37-06:00December 18th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

Conflicts between siblings can sometimes escalate to physical altercations. When such incidents occur between adult siblings in Illinois, they may indeed fall under the category of domestic battery. It's important to understand the legal boundaries and [...]

Everything You Need to Know if Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You in Illinois

By |2023-11-05T17:04:32-06:00December 11th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

Receiving notice that an order of protection has been filed against you can be a distressing experience. In Illinois, such orders are taken seriously and can have immediate and long-lasting effects on your life. This guide [...]

Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois, Explained

By |2023-11-05T17:03:11-06:00December 4th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

In Illinois, domestic battery becomes "aggravated" under certain serious circumstances, leading to more severe charges and penalties. Understanding what constitutes aggravated domestic battery, how it differs from simple domestic battery, and the potential legal consequences can [...]

If an Extended Family Fight Gets Physical, Is It Domestic Battery in Illinois?

By |2023-11-05T18:03:45-06:00November 20th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

Disagreements among family members can sometimes escalate beyond heated words. In Illinois, when an altercation turns physical, it may cross the line into the realm of domestic battery. Understanding how the law defines and addresses such [...]

How Will a Domestic Battery Conviction Change Your Life?

By |2023-11-05T18:01:09-06:00November 13th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

Navigating the aftermath of a domestic battery charge is a complex process that can reshape your future in profound ways. Understanding the potential changes and preparing for them is crucial. With the right legal guidance, you [...]

Will a Domestic Battery Conviction Drop Off Your Criminal Record?

By |2023-11-05T18:00:57-06:00November 6th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

When you're charged with domestic battery, one of the pressing concerns you might have is whether the conviction will permanently mar your criminal record. It's a valid worry, as a criminal record can affect many aspects [...]

Should You Talk to the Police When They Come to Your Home for a Domestic Incident?

By |2023-10-03T07:36:28-05:00October 30th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

When faced with a situation where the police arrive at your home due to a domestic incident, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed. This guide is designed to provide clarity and [...]

How Can a Domestic Battery Charge Change Your Life?

By |2023-10-03T07:33:24-05:00October 23rd, 2023|Domestic Battery|

When faced with a domestic battery charge in Illinois, the implications can be far-reaching. This guide will walk you through the complexities of domestic battery, its consequences, and the importance of having a knowledgeable defense attorney [...]

If Your Child Pushes You, Can You Press Domestic Battery Charges?

By |2023-10-03T07:21:00-05:00October 16th, 2023|Domestic Battery|

Family disputes can be emotionally charged, leading to unexpected actions. But what if such a dispute results in your child pushing you? Can you press domestic battery charges against them in Illinois? This guide delves into [...]

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