Criminal Defense Lawyer, Matt Fakhoury, Focuses on Several Practice Areas

Whether you have been charged with a DUI, drug crime, misdemeanor, robbery, white collar crime, or other criminal offense, our firm has a top rated criminal defense lawyer (and former prosecutor) that 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, contact us, so we can explain all options available to you. We will review and scrutinize all elements of your case.

It is the job of the prosecution to prove the criminal charges against you. This is known as the “burden of proof.” And, they must prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. As a criminal defense lawyer, it is my job to ensure that the proper defense strategy is used in your case. It is my job to investigate and determine:

  • Was evidence gathered in violation of your constitutional rights?
  • Are there any holes in the prosecution’s Case?
  • Is another individual responsible for the crime?
  • Was there a justifiable reason for committing the crime?
  • Was there a lack of intent to commit the crime?
  • Is there a mental incapacity, which caused them to commit the crime?

Some defenses attempt to show the prosecution has failed to make their case. Other defenses are affirmative defenses, where we introduce evidence to negate criminal liability. Whichever of the practice areas your charge falls under, as a criminal defense lawyer, The Law Offices of Matthew M. Fakhoury has the experience to determine the best approach for you and to pursue justice on your behalf.

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.