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Questions? Answers.

  • What should I do if I have been arrested?

    If you have been arrested, it is extremely important that you are aware of your rights. Whether you are in custody or are being questioned by the police, the Miranda rights apply to you. The Miranda rights give you the option to remain silent and the right to obtain an attorney. We strongly recommend that you remain silent until you have an attorney present to guide you, as anything you say can be used against you in court. You have the right to an attorney even if you cannot afford one. In addition to the Miranda rights, you also have the right to refuse a police search of your home or vehicle. Police do not have the right to search your home or vehicle without your consent or without a warrant. Enacting your rights is the best way to protect yourself. Call José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law immediately to ensure that you are represented, and your rights are protected. José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law can provide you with the representation you need if you have been arrested. Call (248) 516-0988 as soon as possible.

  • What should I expect through my court proceedings?

    Your first court appearance after being arrested will be your arraignment. At your arraignment, your charges are read aloud, and you enter your plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Following the arraignment is pretrial where it is determined if your case can be settled without a trial. During pretrial, evidence is examined and either deemed legitimate or invalid. If your case cannot be settled during pretrial, it will continue to trial. During the trial, the prosecutor tries to prove his case and your defense lawyer will make a counterargument in your favor. A verdict is given at the end of your trial and is either determined by the judge or a jury. Following the verdict, sentencing takes place. You also have the option of making an appeal of your sentencing. José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law can be by your side throughout every step of the legal process.

  • Do I need an attorney?

    In any criminal defense case, we highly recommend that you hire an attorney. Criminal defense cases can be extremely complex and court proceedings may take months or even years. A guilty charge in a criminal defense case can impact the rest of your life. Your career, your financial status, your reputation, and your family can be negatively affected by a guilty charge. At the law office of José R. Fanego, I understand the importance of strong criminal defense. I understand how much our clients have at stake and we know how overwhelming it is to be facing criminal charges. I recommend ensuring you have a solid defense, so you can rest easy knowing we will put our best effort into handling your case. Call me today to discuss the details of your case and find out how I can help you.

  • What should I look for in an attorney?

    There are a few things you can do to ensure that an attorney is right for you. You should always conduct some research about the attorney online and in person via an interview. Determine how much experience the attorney has in cases like yours and look at their success rate. Figure out what their fees are and exactly how you will be billed. Next, look online to read reviews about the attorney and verify with the state’s bar association website that your lawyer is in good standing. In addition to finding a competent lawyer with reasonable fees, you want to find one that you can trust. Make sure that they will maintain open communication with you for you to always be aware of what is going on in your case. Once you have found a lawyer with experience that you can trust, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve done the work and have ensured you have the best possible defense. José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law is a decorated and experienced criminal defense attorney in Oakland.

Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Troy & Surrounding Areas

With three decades of experience, José Fanego is ready to take on your case. I focus solely on criminal defense cases. I handle cases involving traffic tickets, assault and battery, DUII, drug offenses, and white-collar crimes. Criminal defense cases are overwhelming, complex, and can impact the rest of your life. I strongly urge you to enlist in the help of an experienced professional to give you the best chance of winning your case.

Strategic Criminal Defense

I have been practicing criminal defense law exclusively for over 25 years, and I have honed the strategizing skills necessary to handle any criminal defense case. No matter the case, I am confident that I can help devise a strategic defense to give you the best chance of success. At my law office, I understand the importance of being discreet. I want to help protect your rights and your reputation by fighting hard to win your case.

Worried about your case? Call José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law at (248) 516-0988 to learn about how I can help make your life easier.

Why José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law?

  • Highly Responsive Attorney

    I am highly responsive to my client's communication and legal needs.

  • Dedicated Attention to Each Case

    My clients work directly me until the completion of the case.

  • 26 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

    My years of experience and knowledge allow me to properly navigate the system and successfully defend your case

  • Practicing Criminal Defense Law Exclusively

    By limiting my practice to criminal law, I am able to preserve the quality of my representation & remain well-versed in my field.

Stories From
Successful Cases

  • Truly one of the best.

    “Truly one of the best.”

    Hon. Barry L. Howard, Former Chief Judge of Oakland County Circuit Court

  • Whenever someone I know needs a criminal defense attorney, I always give them José’s number.

    “José is ethical, talented, and a very skillful trial attorney. He has developed a strictly criminal practice using his talents in defense of those charged with breaking the law…I don’t know how he sleeps at night.”

    L. Brooks Patterson - Oakland County Executive and former Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney

  • I had a 20 year dope case and he got me 2 years probation.

    “You could tell he knew I was a good person that didn't deserve to do time like that.”

    Former Client

  • José made a terrible situation a lot better. I recommend him to anybody who asks me for a criminal lawyer.

    “José went to work immediately, managing the case in such a way that the press lost interest and eventually stopped inquiring. Without the television spotlight on my case, I was able to be treated fairly instead of like a prisoner in the Roman coliseum.”

    Thomas G.

  • He saved my life!

    “He got one of my charges completely erased, and on the other one he negotiated to get it dropped to a lesser crime. ”

    Former Client

Contact Information

Serving Clients in Oakland County & Surrounding Areas


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Suite 230
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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