If you’ve been accused of a crime, you want the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows

Our track record of success makes us the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago. We’ve helped numerous clients with a variety of cases from retail theft, to battery, to possession charges and more. Our attorneys have extensive experience, are advocates for our clients, and are fierce negotiators and litigators. Contact us today for a consultation.

Our stellar results make our clients call us the best criminal
defense attorneys in Chicago, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows

  • Retail Theft

    Why our retail theft clients think we're the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago:

    State of IL v. “AM”: AM was charged with Retail Theft by the Chicago Park Police Department after allegedly taking items from Target.  The case was heard at the Branch 29 courthouse of the Circuit Court of Cook County – located at 5555 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60639.  Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the case dismissed! Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “MR”: MR was arrested for retail theft after allegedly stealing from Kohl’s. MR’s case was sent to the Skokie Court House – 2nd Municipal District in Cook County – 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. MR hired Attorney Matt Fakhoury, who contacted the prosecutor to discuss the case. After negotiating with the prosecutor, the case was eventually dismissed. Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “IR”: IR was charged with Retail Theft by the Palatine Police Department after allegedly taking items from a retail store. IR’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

    State of IL v. “NP”: NP was arrested for allegedly stealing several items from a Target store in Niles, IL. NP was caught by loss prevention and was also captured taking items on store video surveillance. NP’s case was sent to the Skokie Court House – 2nd Municipal District in Cook County – 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. NP hired Attorney Matt Fakhoury who immediately called the prosector to discuss the case. After negotiating with the prosecutor, the case was eventually dismissed. Decision: Dismissed

  • Domestic Battery

    Although domestic battery cases can be difficult,our attorneys have the experience to ensurejustice is done

    State of IL v. “CW”:CW was charged with Violation of an Order of Protection (720 ILCS 5/12-3.4.)and Harassment (720 ILCS 5/26.5-3) by his ex-girlfriend. CW allegedly sent her several threatening emails. The Palatine Police Department arrested CW and the case was heard at the Cook County Third Municipal District – Rolling Meadows Court. At trial, Mr. Fakhoury cross examined the complaining witness and showed the judge there wasn’t any evidence linking CW to the email. . After hearing the evidence, the Judge found CW NOT GUILTY!

    State of IL v. “E.S.”:  E.S. was charged with Domestic Battery by the Chicago Police Department after his ex-girlfriend said E.S. battered her. The case was heard at the Cook County Domestic Violence Court in Chicago, IL and Attorney Matthew Fakhoury took the case to trial. At trial, Mr. Fakhoury cross examined the complaining witness who cracked under pressure and admitted the whole night was a “blur.” After hearing the evidence and several inconsistencies, the Judge found E.S. NOT GUILTY! Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “J.O.”:  J.O. was charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Criminal Trespass by the Bensonville Police Department after she went to her boyfriend’s house only to find him in bed with another woman. J.O. allegedly left the home and threw a rock at a vehicle parked in the driveway, shattering a window.  The case was heard at DuPage County Court in Wheaton, IL and Attorney Matthew Fakhoury took the case to trial. At trial, Mr. Fakhoury cross examined the boyfriend who cracked under pressure. The Judge found J.O. NOT GUILTY on all charges.  Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “AS”:  AS was charged with Domestic Battery by the Streamwood Police Department after his ex-girlfriend said AS battered her.  AS’s case was assigned to the Third Municipal District Circuit Court of Cook County – Rolling Meadows Courthouse located at 2121 E. Euclid Ave. Attorney Matt Fakhoury took the case to trial and cross examined AS’s ex-girlfriend. The cross examination showed several inconsistencies and after hearing the evidence, AS was found Not Guilty by the Judge! Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “SC”:  SC was arrested for domestic battery after getting into an argument with his girlfriend. SC’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Second Municipal District – Skokie Courthouse – 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Illinois 60077. After several months of court appearances, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get SC’s case dismissed! Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “ST”: ST was arrested for domestic battery by the Prospect Heights Police Department after getting into an argument with his girlfriend. ST’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Third Municipal District – Rolling Meadows Courthouse – 2121 Euclid Ave. Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get ST’s case dismissed! Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “CJ”: CJ was arrested for domestic battery by the Elgin Police Department after getting into an argument with his wife. CJ’s case was sent to the Rolling Meadows Court House – 2121 Euclid Ave. Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. Attorney Colleen LeFevour was able to get CJ’s case dismissed. Decision: Dismissed

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

    Our firm has helped numerous clients charged with DUI.

    State of IL v. “RK”: RK was pulled over by the Palatine Police Department for speeding. The Officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, that RK’s speech was mush mouthed and that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.  RK admitted to drinking but refused field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501-A2). RK’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Third Municipal District – Rolling Meadows Courthouse – 2121 Euclid Ave. Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. Attorney Matt Fakhoury took the case to trial and cross examined the officer. The judge found RK Not Guilty! Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “KD”: KD was found asleep at the wheel at a traffic light in Skokie, IL. Police were called to the scene and could not wake KD up.  Pollice had to break the window of the vehicle to revive KD. The Officer noticed a very strong odor of alcohol, that KD’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that his speech was slurred.  KD was arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501-A2), driving on a suspended license (625 ILCS 5/6-303), and possession of open alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-502).  KD’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Second Municipal District – Skokie Courthouse – 5600 Old Orchard Rd, Illinois 60077. At trial, three separate officers testified and were cross examined by Attorney Matt Fakhoury.  KD was found Not Guilty and aquitted! Decision: Not Guilty!

    State of IL v. “PM”: PM was pulled over by the Illinois State Police for speeding and changing lanes without signaling. The Officer noticed a very strong odor of alcohol, that PM’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that PM’s speech was slurred.  PM was arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501-A). PM’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Second Municipal District – Skokie Courthouse – 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, Illinois 60077. Attorney Matt Fakhoury won the Petition to Rescind and PM was found Not Guilty after a bench trial! Decision: Not Guilty and Petition to Rescind Granted

    State of IL v. “SP”: SP was pulled over by the Arlington Heights Police Department for driving with an expired vehicle registration. The Officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, that SP’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that SP’s speech was slurred.  SP admitted to drinking and did field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-501-A). SP’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – Third Municipal District – Rolling Meadows Courthouse – 2121 Euclid Ave. Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get SP’s case dismissed! Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “GD”:  GD was driving on the highway when he was pulled over for excessive speeding. The State Trooper smelled alcohol on GD’s breath and noticed his eyes were red and glassy. GD did field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-502). The case went to trial at the 2nd Municipal District in Cook County – Skokie Court House – 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the officer to admit that GB did not have slurred speech and performed well on some of the field sobriety tests.  After hearing the cross examination of the Trooper by Attorney Matt Fakhoury, the Judge found GD Not Guilty. Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “JG”:  JG was driving on the highway when his car stopped. He pulled over on the shoulder and opened the hood of his car to see what was wrong. As he was attempting to repair his car, another vehicle rear ended JG’s car at a high rate of speed and propelled it into JG. JG was thrown into the air and landed on the opposite side of the highway. JG was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries including several fractures. While at the hospital, JG’s blood was taken and the results showed JG was over the legal limit. JG was subsequently charged with DUI. JG hired the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury, LLC to represent him. After intense negotiations, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get JG’s case dismissed and his driver’s license reinstated! Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “DB”: DB was pulled over by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department for driving with one headlight. The Officer smelled alcohol on DB’s breath and noticed his eyes were red and glassy. DB did field sobriety testing and was subsequently 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 Euclid Ave., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. At trial, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was able to get the officer to admit that he did not explain the field sobriety tests properly to DB. After hearing the cross examination of the officer by Attorney Matt Fakhoury, the Judge found DB Not Guilty. Decision: Not Guilty

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

    Those charged with unlawful use of a weapon
    need the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago

    State of IL v. “JH”: JH was arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by the Harvey Police Department. JH was sitting in his vehicle with 2 other passengers when the police approached them. Police found a gun in the vehicle and arrested JH for possession of the weapon. JH’s case proceeded to the Markham Court House – 6th Municipal District of Cook County – 16501 Kedzie Ave, Markham, IL 60428. Attorney Matt Fakhoury argued that the gun did not belong to JH and could not be attributed to him. On the day of trial, JH’s charges were dismissed. Decision: Dismissed

    State of IL v. “CD”: CD was charged with Felony Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Use of a Weapon after being pulled over by the Evanston Police Department. CD’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 CM’s case dismissed at the preliminary hearing! Decision: Dismissed

  • Probation Violations

    Our firm has gotten probation violation
    charges withdrawn

    State of IL v. “KO”: KO was charged with violating the terms of her DUI probation for a subsequent DUI arrest. KO’s case was heard at the 3rd Municipal District in Cook County – Rolling Meadows Court House – 2121 E. Euclid Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Despite the new arrest for DUI, Attorney Matt Fakhoury was not only able to keep KO out of custody, but also maintain the terms of her probation. Probation Violation Withdrawn

  • Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery

    When multiple criminal charges complicate a case,
    make sure you have the right team on your side

    State of IL v. “GJ”: GJ was charged with Attempt Murder and Aggravated Battery by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department after he was accused of stabbing someone outside of a bar in 2014. GJ’s case was heard at the Circuit Court of Cook County – 2600 S. California Ave. in Chicago, IL. GJ initially hired a different law firm but was not happy with their services and attention to his case. GJ then hired The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury, LLC in 2015. Attorney Matt Fakhoury knew GJ was innocent and the evidence clearly showed he was being wrongfully accused. Matt Fakhoury conducted his own investigation and used his own investigators who spoke to witnesses the police did not attempt to interview. Eventually, Attorney Matt Fakhoury presented this information to the prosecutor who realized GJ was innocent and the case was eventually dismissed. Decision: Dismissed

  • Disorderly Conduct

    Prevent long term consequences
    of disorderly conduct charges by hiring
    the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago

    State of IL v. “J.O.”:  J.O. was charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Criminal Trespass by the Bensonville Police Department after she went to her boyfriend’s house only to find him in bed with another woman. J.O. allegedly left the home and threw a rock at a vehicle parked in the driveway, shattering a window.  The case was heard at DuPage County Court in Wheaton, IL and Attorney Matthew Fakhoury took the case to trial. At trial, Mr. Fakhoury cross examined the boyfriend who cracked under pressure. The Judge found J.O. NOT GUILTY on all charges.  Decision: Not Guilty

    State of IL v. “MA”: MA was charged with Disorderly Conduct by the Glenview Police Department after allegedly causing a disturbance at a local high school. MA’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

    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

  • Possession Charges

    As Illinois Law changes, so will possessions charges.
    You need a qualified attorney on your side.

    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

    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

    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

    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 the charges dismissed. Decision: Dismissed and Expunged after negotiating with the prosecutor

What makes Matt Fakhoury one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Chicago is his relentless pursuit to get clients the results they deserve.

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