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Oakland County White-Collar Crimes

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White-collar crimes are crimes in which financial gains are attempted or made through some form of deception by a business or government professional. Defendants must contend with prosecutors' high conviction rates and the substantial resources they bring to their cases. With the stakes so high, seeking legal counsel as soon as possible is a must.

White-collar criminal investigations are unique in that a defendant will often know they are being investigated well in advance of being arrested or charged, giving the accused plenty of time to retain legal counsel—an opportunity not afforded defendants in other types of cases. Prosecution for such crimes is significantly longer than for most others, which makes having a knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer particularly important. You need someone who is in it for the long haul, and who will follow through consistently for the duration of your case. I am a criminal defense lawyer who believes in fighting smart as well as fighting hard.

Examples of white-collar crimes include:

  • Money laundering
  • Insurance fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft

These crimes can vary in terms of severity, but all could result in a criminal investigation of the person or persons involved.

Are you facing investigation for a white-collar crime? Call José R. Fanego at (248) 516-0988 to discuss your case.

The Burden of Proof in a White-Collar Case

In a white-collar case, the burden of proof lies firmly with the prosecution. The federal prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime took place. It is the defense’s job, then, to prove that there is doubt as to the defendant’s guilt. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can improve your chance of success.

An Advocate to Safeguard Your Rights

There are many steps on the way to trial for a white-collar crime—the different phases of the investigation that can take weeks or months leading up to the trial itself. During this process, there are many points at which a defendant without a lawyer might unintentionally weaken their case due to an incomplete understanding of their rights. Therefore, it is imperative that you retain the most effective legal counsel possible.

Don’t give away your rights! Seek legal counsel today. Call José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law for a consultation at (248) 516-0988.

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

  • Amazingly, I did not get any jail time!

    “He managed my case professionally and advised me wisely over the course of my case. ”


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Truly one of the best.

    “Truly one of the best.”

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