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.