Novi Michigan Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

What should you do if you are accused of domestic violence in Novi, Michigan?

At Blank Law, PC, we believe in your constitutional rights to be presumed innocent and to defend yourself against any charges you are facing. But what you do next will determine what happens next.

DO’s and DON’Ts

DO: Keep Quiet

First and most important, if you have been arrested for domestic assault in Novi, Michigan, exercise your 5th Amendment right to remain silent. Just like you see in the movies, anything you say can and will be used against you by the prosecution.

DON’T: Cooperate with Investigators

No matter what the police tell you, don’t try to explain your side of the story or clear things up. If you say the wrong thing, you could accidentally incriminate yourself and make things much worse.

DO: Ask to Speak with an Attorney

Next, invoke your 6th Amendment right to speak to an attorney. Novi domestic violence charges are taken very seriously, and a conviction could affect the rest of your life:

  • Jail or Prison Time
  • Hefty Fines
  • Mandatory Psychological Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehab
  • Divorce Judgements
  • Loss of Child Custody
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Furthermore, if you have a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction, it could automatically disqualify you from certain jobs or even impact where you are allowed to live.

With so much at stake, you should not try to fight domestic violence charges on your own. The best thing you can do for your freedom, your finances, your future, and your family is to have the right legal representation.

For a free initial consultation, contact Blank Law, PC, TODAY.

DON’T: Settle for a Public Defender

But not all attorneys are equally capable of handling this kind of criminal defense. Domestic violence law is very nuanced, and understanding that nuance can literally mean the difference between a dismissal, an acquittal, or a conviction, a misdemeanor or a felony, and probation or prison.

An Oakland County public defender is typically overburdened with a heavy caseload, so they do not have the time or the resources to mount an effective criminal defense. Placing your fate in the hands of an overworked, underfunded PD is a huge gamble that you cannot afford to lose.

For the best possible outcome, you want a legal specialist – a Novi, Michigan, domestic violence criminal defense lawyer.

Blank Law, PC, is the domestic violence law firm that you need in your corner. To discuss your case, your options, and the best path forward, reach out today.

The Best Domestic Violence Lawyers in Novi, Michigan

Why should you hire Blank Law, PC, to handle your DV criminal defense?


Attorneys Nicole Blank Becker and Christopher Coyle have over 50 years of combined experience that could and should be working for you.


Nicole and Chris have worked for both sidesprosecution and defense. This gives them a unique insight into the most effective strategies.


Nicole and Chris have outstanding reputations with the legal community, both locally and nationally. They know and are known by the judges and prosecutors in Novi throughout Oakland County. When the DA faces the top domestic assault lawyers in Novi, MI, they are more likely to drop charges or make a favorable deal.

Courtroom Skills

If your case does go to trial, your Blank Law DV criminal defense attorney will fight for your rights by challenging every statement, witness, report, and piece of evidence. If you have been falsely accused or if there are extenuating circumstances such as self-defense, the judge and jury will hear your side of the story.

To find out more about how Blank Law can help you, contact us for a free consultation.

Where Are Novi, Michigan, Domestic Violence Cases Tried?


The 52-1 District court serves a local population of approximately 175,000 residents, including the cities of Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake, and Wixom, the townships of Commerce, Highland, Lyon, Milford, Novi, Rose, and White Lake, and the villages of Milford and Wolverine Lake.

52nd District Court Division — 1st Division

45175 Ten Mile Road

Novi, MI 48375

(248) 347-0460


Sixth Circuit Court

1200 N. Telegraph Rd

Pontiac, MI 48341

(248) 858-0344

Novi Domestic Violence Judges

52nd – 1st Division District Court

Honorable Robert Bondy

Honorable Travis Reeds

Honorable David Law

Sixth Circuit Court

Honorable Jeffrey S. Matis

Honorable Martha D. Anderson

Honorable Phyllis C. McMillen

Honorable Mary Ellen Brennan

Honorable David M. Cohen

Honorable Jacob James Cunningham

Honorable Nanci J. Grant

Honorable Cheryl A. Matthews

Honorable Daniel P. O’Brien

Honorable Yasmine I. Poles

Honorable Kwamé L. Rowe

Oakland County Prosecutor

Karen D. McDonald

(248) 858-0656

Special Victims Unit

Tricia Dare

(248) 452-8688

District Court and 6th Circuit Court Parking

The two main parking lots for the 52-1 District Court in Novi are on the north and east sides of the building.

The parking lot for the Oakland County Sixth Circuit Court is on the south of the civic complex. There is also a paid parking structure close by, at 159-198 W. Ann St.

Nearby Restaurants


The closest restaurants for lunch are all located to the northeast:

Pizza Marvelous

43340 W. Ten Mile Road

(248) 348-1000


China Cafe

24299 Novi Road

(248) 449-4888


Fumi Japanese Restaurant

24271 Novi Road

(248) 465-7100


Turmerican Vegetarian Cuisine

24259 Novi Road

(248) 513-4392


Big Nick’s Coney Island

670 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.

(248) 332-3925


Al’s Fresh Fish Chicken and Seafood

775 Baldwin Ave.

(248) 451-1488


Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

806 Baldwin Ave.

(248) 454-0887

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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