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Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Oakland County

Aggressive Defense Strategies for Domestic Violence Charges, Call (248) 516-0988 For a Consult

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.

To discuss your case during a free consultation, call an Oakland County domestic violence attorney at (248) 516-0988. I serve clients in Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding areas.

Defining Domestic Violence

In Michigan, domestic violence is considered to be any act or pattern of behavior involving physical, sexual, or 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.

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.

Contact me online or call (248) 516-0988 to get started with a free consultation.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.