Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July - Road Side Safety Checks

Independence Day is a great time for family and friends to get together to celebrate our country's heritage.  However, police often use holidays like this to conduct road side safety checks in the hopes of catching drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Stay safe this independence day by having a designated driver after the festivities are over.  Happy 4th Of July from the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Sobriety Tests

With the 4th of July around the corner, police will be out in full force conducting road blocks and random checks in the hopes of detecting drivers who are under the influence.  As soon as an officer asks you if you have been drinking and to step out of the vehicle, he has already made the decision to arrest you.  The only thing he is subsequently doing is attempting to build a strong case by asking you to perform standard field sobriety tests (FST).  The results of these tests will later be used as evidence of your impairment and intoxication.  What most people do not know is that  you are under no obligation to perform the tests!!!  Although the police may nevertheless arrest you, the evidence and the strenght of the State's case will be minimized.  Contact Attorney Matt Fakhoury for more helpful DUI tips.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Background Checks

Applying for a job in todays weak economy is hard enough.  But having a criminal history can reduce your chances of landing that vital position to help support yourself and your family.

Almost all employers run routine criminal background checks on potential employees in todays world.  If you are applying for a job and have an arrest or case in your past an Expedited Expungment or Sealing is critical for your job elibility.

Typically, the expungment or sealing process can take months or years to complete.  The Law Offices of Matt Fakhory can expunge or seal your record and have the entire process done in approximatley 2 months!!! 

If you are currently applying for jobs and need your expungement or sealing done fast, Contact Matt Fakhoury to Xpunge Your Past and Xpand your future!!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Interrogations

Police will often call you before making an arrest and ask for a statement to explain your version of events.  It is imperative to have an attorney accompany you to the police department in order to protect your rights. Not doing so can give the police and prosecutors leverage down the road in court if a confession is used against you.  Matt Fakhoury, A Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, will accompany you to the police department to maintain your rights.  Start this difficult process out right by having the best defense on your side.  Contact us now for a free case review.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Suspended or Revoked License

Is your driver’s license suspended or revoked? Do you know why?  At the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury we will obtain your driver’s abstract and explain to you why your license is suspended or revoked.  In most cases, a suspension is the result of multiple traffic or parking violations.  A revocation on the other hand usually occurs when a serious offense involving a motor vehicle has been committed such as a DUI or Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.  Whether your license is suspended or revoked, The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury will not only defend your case but will attempt to clear the suspension or revocation to reinstate your license.  Contact us now for a free case review.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

DUI

In the 1980s and 1990s, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol was not punished as severely as it is today.  As society’s awareness of the seriousness of DUI offenses increased, so did the penalties.  Today, DUI can be charged as either a Felony or Misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case. The sentence, fines, and even social stigma of being found guilty of a DUI can have life altering consequences.  Contact Matt Fakhoury, a former DUI prosecutor, to get the defense you deserve.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Clear Your Record!

Illinois, unlike most other states, allows individuals who plead guilty and receive supervision and even probation on a criminal case to eventually clear their record.  This unique area of the law is considered an expungement and if granted, both the arrest and court records are destroyed.  To be eligible for an expungment, you must meet certain criteria.  Is an old criminal case preventing you from getting a job?  Contact the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury for a free ove the phone case review for immediate answers.  You can also get more information at XpungeChicago.com


Monday, May 14, 2012

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence offenses are punished to the full extent of the law in Cook County.  Domestic Battery in particular can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.  Even when charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery, the minimum sentence is a conviction on your record.  The consequences of such a conviction and the stigma associated with it can affect your chances of getting a job, entering the military, and even beginning a new relationship.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury defends many clients accused of domestic battery and offers the aggressive defense of taking the case to trial or negotiating a reduced charge and favorable settlement for his clients.  Call Our Office For a Free Case Review!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Welcome To The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury

Welcome to the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury – A Chicago Based Criminal Defense Law Firm.  Please take a moment to navigate through our new and improved website.  In addition to being a full service criminal defense law firm, The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury has recently established a specialized division devoted entirely to the clearing of criminal records – XpungeChicago.  Please visit us at XpungeChicago.com as well.


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