Royal Oak Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Royal Oak, Michigan, what you say and do next – and who you hire to represent you – will determine what happens next.

When you need the best Royal Oak domestic violence defense lawyer, you want Blank Law, PC, by your side. We will fight for your Constitutional, legal, and civil rights and help you beat these charges and win your case.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Royal Oak

The Oakland County District Attorney has wide discretion and aggressively prosecutes Michigan domestic violence cases. Depending upon the severity of the incident, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, with harsh penalties such as prison time and fines. Other possible consequences include:

  • Mandatory psychological testing and counseling
  • Anger management
  • Drug and alcohol rehab
  • Parenting classes
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Protective orders
  • Unfavorable divorce judgment
  • Loss of child custody
  • Supervised visitation
  • Impacted immigration status
  • Restitution
  • Being forced to leave your home
  • Restrictive probation

Worst of all, a domestic violence conviction means a criminal conviction that follows you everywhere for the rest of your life – landlords, employers, friends, family members, and even strangers will be able to look you up. A criminal record can affect where you live, where you work, and even who you date.

With so much on the line, you need a specialist – a Royal Oaks, Michigan domestic violence criminal defense lawyer who can help protect your freedom, your finances, your family, and your future.

To discuss your case, contact Blank Law today for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Royal Oak, Michigan

Whether this is just a misunderstanding, an overreaction, an argument that escalated, or a false allegation of domestic assault, the experienced domestic violence attorneys at Blank Law know the most effective criminal defense strategies.

If you were falsely accused, if there are inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s story, if there is exculpatory evidence, if there are supporting defense eyewitnesses, if there are extenuating circumstances such as self-defense, or if the police conducted an improper investigation, Blank Law will use every tool at their disposal to build the strongest possible defense.

This gives you your best chance of dropped or reduced charges or an acquittal.

If you need immediate help, reach out today. The first consultation is free.

The Top Royal Oak, Michigan Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyers

Why should you hire Blank Law to fight DV charges?

It all starts with experience.

Collectively, founder Nicole Blank Becker and associate criminal defense attorney Christopher Coyle have over 50 years of experience handling cases just like yours. We have literally seen it all.

Then comes expertise.

Blank Law has successfully defended domestic violence cases for years, in Royal Oak, throughout Oakland County, and across the entire state of Michigan. As former prosecutors themselves, Nicole and Chris can anticipate the DA’s next moves and come up with a winning defensive strategy.

For over 20 years, Nicole has handled cases on both sides of the law, as a Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor and as private criminal defense counsel. During her time as a prosecutor, Nicole headed the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse units.

Likewise, criminal defense attorney Christopher Coyle has comparable experience, with more than 30 years as a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor, including advancement to Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Unit.

Reputation matters.

Nicole and Chris know every law enforcement agency, have worked with every prosecutor, and argued before every judge in Royal Oak and Oakland County. They know what to expect – strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies.

Even better, the local prosecutors and judges know Blank Law is the top domestic violence law firm in the entire Detroit metro. When the DA sees that you are so well-represented and so well-defended, they become much more willing to reduce or drop charges or make a favorable deal.

Where Are Royal Oak Domestic Violence Cases Tried?


44th District Court

400 E. 11 Mile Road

Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 246-3600


Sixth Circuit Court

1200 N. Telegraph Rd

Pontiac, MI 48341

(248) 858-0344

Royal Oak Domestic Violence Judges

44th District Court

Honorable Derek W. Meinecke

Honorable Andrew W. Kowalkowki

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

44th District Court and 6th Circuit Court Parking

There are multiple parking lots for the 44th District Court in Royal Oak, all on the south side of the complex.

The Sixth Circuit Court’s main parking lot is located to the south of the complex. Additionally, there is a paid parking structure close by, at 159-198 W. Ann Street.

Nearby Restaurants

Royal Oak

Kouzina Greek Street Food


121 N. Main Street

(248) 629-6500


Comet Burgers


207 S. Main Street

(248) 414-4567


Boukie’s Grill


105 S. Main Street

(248) 584-2222


Condado Tacos


310 S. Main Street

(248) 439-1133


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

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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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