Criminal Defense Lawyer Matt Fakhoury Focuses on Several Practice Areas

Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI, drug crime, misdemeanor, robbery, white collar crime or another criminal offense, our firm has a top rated criminal defense lawyer (and former prosecutor) who will protect your rights.

The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury, LLC has experience with all practice areas related to criminal defense. If you have been charged with a crime, call us at 847-920-4540 so we can explain all your options. We’ll give you a free case review and scrutinize all elements of your case.

It’s the prosecutor’s job to prove that you committed a crime. This is known as the burden of proof.  That means the prosecuting attorney has to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the crime that the state is accusing you of committing. As a criminal defense lawyer, it’s my job to use the right defense strategy in your case. It’s my job to investigate and determine:

  • Did the police violate your constitutional rights when they gathered evidence?
  • Are there any holes in the prosecution’s case?
  • Is another person responsible for the crime?
  • Did you have a justifiable reason for committing the crime?
  • Did you mean to commit the crime, or was it an accident?
  • Did a mental incapacity cause you to commit the crime?

One way to defend someone is to show that the prosecution has failed to make their case. A other way to defend someone is through the use of affirmative defenses, where we introduce evidence to show that you’re not criminally liable for committing the crime (even if the prosecutor can show that you did commit the crime). That includes claims of self-defense, entrapment and necessity.

Regardless of which of our practice areas applies to you, the criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury have the experience to determine the best approach for you and to get you the best possible outcome.

Felony Defense

Get the legal representation you deserve from a Chicago felony defense attorney now.

Misdemeanor Defense

Learn how we can defend you against a wide range of misdemeanor charges.

Assault and Battery Defense

Assault and battery are serious crimes that carry serious penalties, including prison time.

Bond Defense

Violated a condition of your bond? We can help preserve your rights in court.


A burglary conviction can be devastating and can result in decades behind bars.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct is a crime that can put you in jail for years – but we can help preserve your rights.

Domestic Battery

Domestic battery – including false allegations of domestic battery – can ruin your reputation.

Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

Getting to and from work, home or school is complicated without driving privileges.

Drug Crimes

Even simple drug possession can result in harsh consequences, but we may be able to help you.


Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a serious offense in Chicago and the surrounding communities.

& Sealings

The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury has a specialized division devoted entirely to clearing your criminal record:

Guns &

Guns and weapons convictions can result in prison time – but we can get you the best possible outcome.

Home Invasions

Home invasion can result in a felony conviction, which stays on your criminal record forever.

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crimes can lead to long prison sentences, but our experienced attorneys may be able to help.

Property Crimes

Violating the conditions of your sentence can land you back in jail. Here’s what you need to know.


In Chicago—and in the rest of Illinois—robbery is a serious crime. It’s not the same thing as burglary;

Sentence Violations

Violating the conditions of your sentence can land you back in jail. Here’s what you need to know.

Sex Offenses

Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses, and they can often result in lengthy prison sentences.

Theft &
Retail Theft

Theft can be a misdemeanor or felony – but either way, you need a tough lawyer to protect you in court.

Traffic Violations

You could lose your driver’s license over traffic violations, so it’s important to handle them properly (and quickly).

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes, such as homicide, kidnapping and sex offenses, are usually felonies that carry long prison sentences.


Having a warrant for your arrest is scary, but we may be able to help you when the police are looking for you.

White Collar

White-collar crime isn’t actually a charge. Instead, it refers to a number of crimes that are committed in a business for financial gain.