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Matt Fakhoury

Matt Fakhoury

The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois
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When you’re facing tough charges, you need a tough lawyer. Matthew Fakhoury is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will put your needs and your rights first! As a former prosecutor, Mr. Fakhoury knows the legal system from an insider's perspective--and that helps you get the results you deserve.

Mr. Fakhoury was also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University, where he taught law courses in the undergraduate sociology department. With years of experience as a lawyer and professor, Mr. Fakhoury has tried numerous bench and jury trials for his clients with outstanding results.

If you were arrested and charged with a DUI or criminal case, contact Attorney Matthew Fakhoury to defend your case and defend your name.

Call 847-920-4540 or visit ILDefense.com today.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Criminal Record Clearing - Expungements
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
- Current
Adjunct Professor
DePaul University
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Sociology Department - Criminology, Law & Society
Administrative Law Judge
City of Chicago, Department of Administrative Hearings
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Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
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Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (2005) | Law - Concentration in Criminal Law & Trial Advocacy
Honors: Academic Excellence Award Mock Trial Team
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DePaul University
B.S. (2002) | Commerce
Honors: Dean's List; Honor Role
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2020 - 2023
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Best DUI Lawyers in Cicero
Expertise.com
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Evanston
Avvo
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago
Expertise.com
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Academic Excellence Award - Criminal Procedure
Saint Louis University School of Law
Academic Excellence Award: Secured Transactions
Saint Louis University School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6286132
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois
Member
Current
Activities: Corresponding Secretary 2005-present
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Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Chair, Criminal Law Committee 2007
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
The Legalization of Marijuana in Illinois: A Panel Discussion, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Expungements & Sealings, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Criminal Record Clearing, Law School Admissions and Criminal Record Clearing
Hate Crimes, DePaul University
Certifications
Illinois Licensed Lawyer
Supreme Court of Illinois
Websites & Blogs
Website
ILDefense
Blog
Chicago Criminal Expungements Blog
Blog
Domestic Violence Defense Blog
Blog
Criminal Defense Blog
Videos
Attorney Matthew Fakhoury focuses on criminal defense cases in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows and the surrounding communities. Mr. Fakhoury has a strong track record of success in helping clients get... Matthew Fakhoury, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Matthew Fakhoury focuses on criminal defense cases in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows and the surrounding communities. Mr. Fakhoury has a strong track record of success in helping clients get...

Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future with XpungeChicago - A Division of the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury, LLC. Are You Eligible to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged in Chicago?

Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future with XpungeChicago - A Division of the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury, LLC.

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Criminal Record Clearing - XpungeChicago: A Division of the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury

The Schaumburg, Illinois Law Offices of M. Fakhoury is a criminal defense firm serving clients in Chicago and Cook County. As a former prosecutor and adjunct professor at DePaul University,... Schaumburg Criminal Defense Attorney | Rolling Meadows DUI Lawyer | Illinois

The Schaumburg, Illinois Law Offices of M. Fakhoury is a criminal defense firm serving clients in Chicago and Cook County. As a former prosecutor and adjunct professor at DePaul University,...

Alex Murdaugh lies on top of lies - Matt Fakhoury on Court TV

Attorney Matt Fakhoury is live, on Morning in America, to discuss the search for escaped inmate Casey White and his accomplice, corrections officer Vicky White. Attorney Matt Fakhoury discusses Casey White’s likely defense against charges | Morning in America

Attorney Matt Fakhoury is live, on Morning in America, to discuss the search for escaped inmate Casey White and his accomplice, corrections officer Vicky White.

Watch Chicago criminal defense attorney Matthew M. Fakhoury discuss the Danielle Redlick stabbing trial live on CourtTV. He explains the importance of evidence found at the crime scene and various... Attorney Matthew Fakhoury Discusses the Danielle Redlick Stabbing Trial Live on CourtTV

Watch Chicago criminal defense attorney Matthew M. Fakhoury discuss the Danielle Redlick stabbing trial live on CourtTV. He explains the importance of evidence found at the crime scene and various...

If you’re like most people on probation, you’re wondering if you’ll go to jail for probation violation in Illinois – and the short answer is yes, you can… but that’s... Can You Go to Jail for Violating Your Probation?

If you’re like most people on probation, you’re wondering if you’ll go to jail for probation violation in Illinois – and the short answer is yes, you can… but that’s...

Could Will Smith Face Criminal Charges For Slapping Chris Rock | Matt Fakhoury on Morning in America. Could Will Smith Face Criminal Charges For Slapping Chris Rock | Matt Fakhoury | Oscars | Battery

Could Will Smith Face Criminal Charges For Slapping Chris Rock | Matt Fakhoury on Morning in America.

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Need a criminal record expungement attorney in Elk Grove, Illinois? Visit https://xpungechicago.com/expungement-attorney-elk-grove-il or call 847-920-4540 for a free case review now. What if the only thing standing between you and...

Were you or someone you care about charged with first-degree murder in Illinois? Here's what you need to know: https://ildefense.com/lawyer/2018/12/04/homicide/first-degree-murder-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know/ First Degree Murder in Illinois

Were you or someone you care about charged with first-degree murder in Illinois? Here's what you need to know: https://ildefense.com/lawyer/2018/12/04/homicide/first-degree-murder-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know/

Matt Fakhoury appeared live on Morning in America to discuss the "Rust" movie set shooting by Alec Baldwin. Investigators recover new evidence on 'Rust' movie set shooting Morning in America

Matt Fakhoury appeared live on Morning in America to discuss the "Rust" movie set shooting by Alec Baldwin.

Chicago criminal defense attorney Matthew Fakhoury discusses the importance of evidence discovered in the Tara Grinstead murder case, including the mysterious plastic glove found in Grinstead's front yard and missing... Matt Fakhoury Discusses the Significant Evidence in the Tara Grinstead Murder Case Live on CourtTV

Chicago criminal defense attorney Matthew Fakhoury discusses the importance of evidence discovered in the Tara Grinstead murder case, including the mysterious plastic glove found in Grinstead's front yard and missing...

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Today (1/25/24) we are celebrating Matthew Fakhoury, an outstanding attorney recognized by Super Lawyers for the FIFTH consecutive year! ????? Their exclusive process evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of excellence, showcasing Matthew's outstanding peer recognition and professional achievements. Being a part of Super Lawyers means being among the top tier in the legal field. ??????

If you have a criminal record in Illinois, there’s a good chance that you’re tired of it hanging over your head. The good news: Some people are eligible for criminal... Should I Seal My Criminal Record?

If you have a criminal record in Illinois, there’s a good chance that you’re tired of it hanging over your head. The good news: Some people are eligible for criminal...

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In this last part from my segment with News Nation we talk about a very interesting twist in the case of the #LAPD officer killed during a training session. What... Twist in the Death of an LAPD Officer Case

In this last part from my segment with News Nation we talk about a very interesting twist in the case of the #LAPD officer killed during a training session. What...

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What happens when a juvenile is accused of a crime? Learn more here: https://ildefense.com/what-happens-if-a-juvenile-violates-a-criminal-law-in-illinois/

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If police pull you over while you’re driving (or while you’re a passenger in a car), you have certain rights guaranteed to you under the U.S. Constitution. You have these...

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Being charged with and convicted of a DUI is serious – you could even end up going to prison over it. DUI Charges in Illinois If you’re convicted of driving...

Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. I need proof that I completed court supervision to appeal my FOID revocation. How do I get this proof/documentation?
A: A certified court disposition is the official court document that shows what happened to your case from start to finish. It's usually only a few dollars and is easy to get. Just make sure they clerk stamps the disposition with the official court stamp and seal which makes it an "official" document from the court.
Q. When does a no contact order end?
A: Typically, in a criminal case, the no contact order ends when the case is dismissed. However, there are times when a civil order or protection or no contact order, which is separate from the criminal case, is still in place and enforceable even after the criminal charges are dismissed.
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The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
Skokie Office
10024 Skokie Blvd., Suite 210
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: (847) 920-4540
The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
Rolling Meadows Office
1600 Golf Rd., Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Telephone: (847) 920-4540
The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC
Chicago Office
1136 S. Delano Court West, Suite B201
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (847) 920-4540