Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Oakland County

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If you are facing domestic violence allegations, you have a lot at stake: your freedom, your reputation, your career, and your relationships. With so much on the line, you need a reliable and trustworthy attorney who can protect your rights and help you seek a favorable resolution.

I exclusively practice criminal defense, which means I have the experience and the skill needed to fight your charges effectively. I believe that everyone deserves a thorough defense – and I am here to provide that aggressive representation you need.

Defining Domestic Violence

In Michigan, domestic violence is considered to be any act or pattern of behavior involving physical, sexual, or Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer emotional abuse against a household or family member.

A household or family member could be:

  • A spouse or ex-spouse
  • A dating partner
  • A parent or other family member
  • A child
  • Domestic partners living together or apart
  • People who live or used to live in the same household

Essentially, any type of crime can be considered domestic violence if its intent is to control, intimidate, or harm a household member.

Different Acts of Domestic Violence

An act of domestic violence could be:

  • Sexual assault
  • Physical assault
  • Emotional abuse
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Homicide or attempted murder
  • Economic abuse
  • Battery

Potential Penalties of Domestic Violence Conviction

If the police intervene for a domestic violence disturbance, they may arrest the alleged perpetrator if they believe that domestic assault occurred and that the parties have a household or family-based relationship

Depending on the circumstances, domestic violence can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. Regardless of how the crime is charged, you could be facing harsh, life-changing penalties.

Domestic violence convictions may lead to:

  • Restraining or protective orders
  • Probation
  • Jail/prison time
  • Mandatory anger management classes
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Community service
  • Suspension of CPL and gun possession rights

Call José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law

My firm is committed to providing the thorough and aggressive defense that all criminally accused individuals inherently deserve. I am an Oakland County domestic violence attorney who has over 26 years of criminal defense experience to put to work for you.