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August 2017

Retail Theft

Village of Lincolnwood v. "PG": PG was charged with Retail Theft by the Lincolnwood Police Department after allegedly taking items from a local retail store. PG's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- Second Municipal District - Skokie Courthouse - 5600 Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL 60077. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


July 2017

Retail Theft

State of IL v. "AR": AR was charged with Retail Theft by the Schaumburg Police Department after allegedly taking items from a large grocery store.
AR's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse - 2121 E. Euclid Rd. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


July 2017

Possession of a Controlled Substance

State of IL v. "AL": AL was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance by the Mount Prospect Police after allegedly possessing less than 15 grams of cocaine. AL's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse - 2121 E. Euclid Rd. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get AL's drug case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


June 2017

Criminal Damage to Property, Trespass, Disorderly Conduct

State of IL v. "EB": EB was charged with Criminal Damage to Property, Trespassing, and Disorderly Conduct by the Evanston Police Department after having too much to drink one night and walking into the wrong house. EB's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- Second Municipal District Skokie Courthouse - 5600 Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL 60077. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the case dismissed after meeting with the prosecutor and explaining EB's actions were not intentional.

Decision: Dismissed


May 2017

Charge: PCS

State of IL v. "SW": SW was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance by the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department. SW's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- 2nd Municipal District Skokie Courthouse -5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL. SW was the passenger of a car stopped by the police for speeding. The driver of the vehicle stored a controlled substance under the driver's seat. SW was in the back seat but because the car was in his name, police assumed he had constructive possession of the narcotics. Attorney Matt Fakhoury spoke to the prosecutor and explained the weaknesses of the case and the officer's flawed theory on constructive possession. Matt Fakhoury was able to get the charges dropped on the very first court date.

Decision: Dismissed


April 2017

Charge: Criminal Sexual Abuse

State of IL v. "JD": JD was charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse by the Cicero Police Department. JD's case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County- Fourth Municipal District Maywood Courthouse -1500 Maybrook Dr., Maywood, IL 60153. JD pleaded not guilty and went to trial. After a 2 day trial, JD was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


March 2017

Charge: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)

State of IL v. "VF": VF was pulled over for speeding by the Glenview Police Department. The Officer smelled alcohol on VF's breath and her eyes appeared to be red and glassy. VF admitted to drinking alcohol before driving and her speech was slurred. The officer asked VF to do field sobriety testing and he concluded that she failed the tests and arrested her for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-502). The case was heard at the Skokie Court House - 5600 Old Orchard Rd. in Skokie, IL 60077. After negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to remove the suspension of VF's driver's license and get the DUI charge reduced to the charge of Reckless Driving.

Decision: Driver's License Suspension Removed, DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving


February 2017

Charge: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)

State of IL v. "PL": PL was pulled over for speeding by the Streamwood police department. The Officer smelled alcohol on PL's breath and thought his eyes appeared to be red and glassy. The officer asked PL to do field sobriety testing which he said PL failed. PL was arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-502). The case went to trial at the 3rd Municipal District in Cook County - Rolling Meadows Court House - 2121 E. Euclid Ave. in Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury showed the Judge that PL passed the field sobriety testing and that the officer made errors during the investigation that effected PL's performance on the field testing. Attorney Matt Fakhoury also played the squad camera DVD to show that the officer's testimony was not consistent with the DVD recording. After hearing the cross examination of the officer by Attorney Matt Fakhoury, the Judge found PL Not Guilty.

Decision: Not Guilty


February 2017

Charge: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)

Village of Lincolnshire v. "MM": MM was pulled over for speeding by the Lincolnshire police department. The Officer stated he smelled alcohol on MM's breath and his eyes appeared to be red and glassy. The officer asked MM to do field sobriety testing. The officer felt that MM failed the field sobriety testing and arrested him for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-502). At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury confronted the officer with his report which left out several key details regarding MM's performance on the field sobriety testing. Attorney Matt Fakhoury also played the squad camera DVD to show that the officer's testimony was not consistent with the DVD recording. After hearing the cross examination of the officer by Attorney Matt Fakhoury, the Judge found MM Not Guilty.

Decision: Not Guilty


January 2017

Charge: Driving on a Suspended License, No Valid Insurance, No Valid Registration

State of IL v. "RB": RB was charged with misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License (625 ILCS 5/6-303) and other traffic violations at the Circuit Court of Cook County - Rolling Meadows. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and get the case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


September 2016

Charge: Felony Possession of Cannabis

State of IL v. "RM": RM was charged with felony Possession of Cannabis by the Illinois State Police Department. RM's case was held at the Circuit Court of Rolling Meadows. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and get the case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


August 2016

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. "MR": MR was charged with his second DUI by the Illinois State Police Department after committing several traffic violations and failing field sobriety tests. MR's case was heard at the Daley Center - 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL. The trooper testified that he smelled an odor of alcohol on MR's breath and that his eyes were blood shot and glassy. The trooper also stated that MR failed the field sobriety testing. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to provide the judge with the squad DVD showing that MR passed the field sobriety tests. The court found MR Not Guilty.

Decision: Not Guilty


June 2016

Charge: Delivery Of Cannabis, Possession of a Controlled Substance

State of IL v. "GN": GN was charged with drug offenses for selling cannabis and drug possession in Skokie, IL. His case was sent to the Skokie courthouse located at 5600 Old Orchard Rd. in Skokie, IL 60077 and after negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get both charges dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


March 2016

Charge: Retail Theft

State of IL v. "GC" and "NL": GC and NL were accused of taking merchandise from a retail establishment in Evanston, IL and subsequently arrested for Retail Theft. Both of their case were sent to the Skokie courthouse located at 5600 Old Orchard Rd. in Skokie, IL 60077 and after negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get both cases dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


March 2016

Charge: Retail Theft

State of IL v. “AB”: AB was caught taking items from a retail store in Skokie, IL and subsequently arrested for Retail Theft. Her case was sent to the Skokie courthouse and after negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get AB's case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


January 2016

Charge: Retail Theft

State of IL v. “GS”: GS was caught on camera taking items from a retailer in Morton Grove, IL and subsequently arrested for Retail Theft. Her case proceeded to the Skokie courthouse and after negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get GS's case dismissed.

Decision: Dismissed


December 2015

Charge: Burglary

State of IL v. “CV”: CV was charged with Burglary after his Driver's License was found on the floor of a van that had been broken into. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury explained to the Judge that CV's car was also burglarized and CV's wallet was stolen just before the van had been burglarized. The two vehicles were 4 blocks apart at the time of the burglaries. Mr. Fakhoury argued that the same unknown perpetrator broke into both vehicles and planted CV's license in the van to lead police away from him and to CV. The court found CV Not Guilty.

Decision: Not Guilty


July 2015

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “AI”: AI was charged with her second DUI by the Berwyn Police Department after committing several traffic violations and failing field sobriety tests. The officer testified that he smelled an odor of alcohol on AI’s breath and that her eyes were blood shot and glassy. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the officer to admit he made several mistakes on his reports and that he administered the field sobriety tests improperly. The court found AI Not Guilty.

Decision: Not Guilty


June 2015

Charge: Possession of Cannabis

State of IL v. “JP”: JP was pulled over for a traffic violation by the Morton Grove Police Department. After a search of the vehicle, JP was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of Cannabis.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get JP’s case dismissed and expunged after negotiating with the prosecutor.

Decision: Dismissed and Expunged


May 2015

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “GP”: GP was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after admitting to drinking, failing field sobriety tests, and blowing over the legal limit. GP was pulled over on the side of the road when the Glenview Police approached her vehicle. Attorney Matt Fakhoury challenged the arrest as illegal and filed a motion to Quash the Arrest and Suppress the Evidence which was granted by the judge! Case Dismissed!

Decision: Not Guilty


May 2015

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “GM”: GM was driving home when he was involved in a serious traffic crash. Police officers from the Bartlett Police Department arrived and detected an odor of alcohol coming from GM and glassy-blood shot eyes. GM was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and was taken to the hospital where his blood was drawn. The lab results revealed that GM had alcohol in his system and was over the legal limit.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury took the case to trial and GM was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


April 2015

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “AI”:  “AI” was pulled over after watching a Chicago Bear’s game with a friend. The Cicero Police Officer stated that he smelled alcohol on AI and that she failed field sobriety tests. AI was charged with her second DUI. Attorney Matt Fakhoury took AI’s case to trial and showed that the rookie police officer made numerous errors in administering the field sobriety tests. AI was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


March 2015

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

State of IL v. “MK”: MK was walking n Lincolnwood and stopped by police.  Police searched MK and found narcotics and a BB Gun. MK was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get

Decision: Dismissed and Expunged after negotiating with the prosecutor.


July 2014

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “MZ”: MZ was on probation for a felony when he was pulled over by the Berwyn Police Department for a stop sign violation. Police found a bottle of alcohol in MZ’s car and subsequently charged him with DUI. At trial, MZ was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


June 2014

Charge: Theft

State of IL v. “ES”: ES was an employee at a home improvement store in Hoffman Estates and was accused of stealing money out of the register. ES was working with another new employee the night of the Theft. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury had the new employee testify and caught him in several lies. ES was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty and Expunged


May 2014

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “RG”: RG was driving his car in Evanston when he got lost. RG pulled over and fell asleep in his vehicle. Evanston Police Officers woke him up and charged him with DUI after smelling alcohol on his breath and detecting slurred speech.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury took the case to trial and RG was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


January 2014

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “AE”: AE is a taxi driver who was involved in a car crash in Chicago. The police were called and spoke to AE. AE had an odor of alcohol on his breath and glassy eyes. AE was charged with DUI.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury took the case to trial and AE was found Not Guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol!

Decision: Not Guilty


May 2013

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “YR”:  Police Officers pulled over YR in Chicago for several traffic violations. While speaking to YR, police detected an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and blood shot eyes. YR was arrested and charged with DUI. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury demonstrated that YR did not fail the field sobriety tests as the officer indicated in his reports. YR was found Not Guilty!

Decision: Not Guilty


February 2013

Charge: DUI

State of IL v. “RM”:   RM was charged with his second DUI by the Schiller Park Police Department.  The police officer testified that RM was driving erratically and failed the field sobriety testing. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury capitalized on critical mistakes the prosecutor made and RM was found Not Guilty! 

Decision: Not Guilty




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