Lansing Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of domestic violence in Lansing, Michigan, what can you do to protect yourself?

Arguments within your family or relationship can escalate and get out of control before you even know what is happening. Before you know it, the Lansing Police are at your door, and if they have the slightest excuse, you could find yourself arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Now it could be that you legitimately made an emotional mistake in the heat of the moment, but it is just as likely that the police were overzealous or that you were falsely accused.

You need expert legal help if you are going to beat domestic violence charges.

You need Blank Law – the top domestic violence criminal defense attorney in Michigan.

The Life-Changing Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

The Ingham County District Attorney aggressively prosecutes domestic violence cases and has even been given extra funding to address the issue.

Misdemeanor or felony, domestic assault charges can potentially affect the rest of your life, with penalties such as:

  • Jail or Prison – Up to 10 years
  • Fines – Up to $5,000
  • Court Costs and Restitution
  • Restraining or Protective Orders
  • Unfavorable Divorce Rulings
  • Denial of Dispute Mediation
  • Loss of Child Custody
  • Denied or Supervised Visitation
  • Eviction from the Home
  • Anger Management
  • Batterer’s Intervention Program
  • Mandatory Psychological Evaluation
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • Loss of the Legal Right to Own a Firearm
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Negative Impact to Immigration Status

Perhaps worst of all, a domestic violence conviction gives you a criminal record that follows you everywhere you go for the rest of your life, affecting where you live and work and even who you date.

The penalties are much more severe if you have prior convictions, the victim was injured, or a weapon was involved. Depending on the specific incident, you could even be imprisoned for life.

Do not entrust your future to an underpaid and overworked public defender who does not have the time to focus on your case or an inexperienced and inexpert lawyer without a proven strategy or track record.

When so much is on the line, not all lawyers are created equal. You need a specialist – a Lancing, Michigan, domestic violence criminal defense lawyer who can help you win your case and get your life back.

To discuss your options and your best path forward, contact Blank Law for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

Blank Law – The Best Domestic Violence Law Firm in Lansing

Founding defense attorney Nicole Blank Becker has worked both sides of the law for more than 20 yearsprosecution and defense. As a Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor, Nicole was the Chief of Macomb County Child Abuse and Sex Crimes units. As private counsel, Nicole enjoys a stellar reputation, both locally and nationally.

Defense attorney Christopher Coyle also has extensive specialized experience after serving as a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor for over 30 years before joining Blank Law. During his time with Wayne County, Chris was Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Unit.

Because of their unique experience on both sides of the law – especially leading the Special Victims, Sex Crimes, and Child Abuse units – Nicole and Chris can anticipate and counter the prosecution’s moves. This means the best possible outcome – a dismissal, reduced charges, or a favorable plea bargain agreement that benefits you.

You CAN beat domestic violence charges in Lansing!


Where Are Lansing Domestic Violence Cases Tried?

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges

The 54th District Court Division A has jurisdiction over cases that arise within the geographic boundaries of the City of Lansing.

54th District Court Division A

124 W. Michigan Avenue

Lansing, MI 48933

(517) 483-4433

(On the 6th floor of City Hall, across from the State Capitol)

Felony Domestic Violence Charges

30th Judicial Circuit Court

(Two Locations)

Veterans Memorial Courthouse

426 S. Walnut Street

Lansing, MI 48933

(517) 483-6500

(2nd and 3rd Floors)

Ingham County Courthouse

315 S. Jefferson

Mason, MI 48854

(3rd Floor)

(517) 483-6500

Lansing Domestic Violence Judges

54-A District Court

There are four judges presiding over the 54-A District Court in Lansing.

  • Honorable Stacia Buchanan
  • Honorable Tony Flores
  • Honorable Kristen Simmons
  • Honorable Cynthia Ward

30th Judicial Circuit Court

There are four judges presiding over the trial division at the 30th Circuit Court in Lansing.

Honorable Joyce Draganchuk (Chief Circuit Judge)

Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina

Honorable James Jamo

Honorable Wanda Stokes (Mason)

Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney

John Dewayne

303 W. Kalamazoo Street, 4R

Lansing, MI 48933

(517) 483-6272

Domestic Violence Unit

(517) 483-6108

54-A District Court and 30th Circuit Court Parking

Parking for the 54-A 42nd District Court in Downtown Lansing can be found to the north, across Ionia Street (North Capitol Ramp), and to the west, across Washington Square (North Grand Ramp).

The 30th Circuit Court in Lansing has ample parking to the north, west, and south.

In Mason, parking can be found directly to the east and west of the courthouse.

Nearby Restaurants


In the heart of Downtown Lansing, you have a plethora of local lunch options.

(Near 54-A District Court)

Capitol City Grille

500 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 180

(517) 487-0077


Grand Grillin

740 W. Lake Lansing Road

(517) 580-3945


Weston’s Kewpee Sandwich Shop

118 S. Washington Square

(517) 482-8049



214 S. Washington Square

(517) 367-7400


(Near the 30th Circuit Court)


208 S. Washington Square

(517) 346-8700


Kelly’s Downtown Irish Pub & Restaurant

220 S. Washington Square

(517) 708-2007


Grand Traverse Pie Company

200 S. Washington Square

(517) 316-0900


Most of the lunch options in Mason are of the fast food variety, especially to the southeast, along Cedar Street – McDonald’s, Big Boy, A & W, Taco Bell, etc. But there are unique local restaurants:

Mason Depot Diner

111 N. Mason Street

(517) 676-3344


Asian Taste

132 S. Cedar Street

(517) 676-8500


Barnhill’s Westside Deli

204 N. Cedar Street

(517) 676-9191

Visit Us

We are located on the Northeast corner of Big Beaver & Livernois in the Venture Plaza Office Building.

Troy, MI Office
3150 Livernois Rd
# 126

Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248-515-6583

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