Southfield Michigan Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Here’s the situation – you have been accused, arrested, and charged with domestic violence in Southfield, Michigan. You are probably confused, upset, and worried about what happens next.

This is a valid concern, because what you say and do next may very well determine if the charges are dropped, you are acquitted, or if you are convicted and face severe life-changing penalties.

Blank Law, PC, can help.

As the top domestic violence criminal defense lawyers in Michigan, we have the experience, expertise, reputation, and skill that you need in your corner. With the right legal representation, you CAN beat domestic assault charges.

To receive a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Blank Law today.

How A Domestic Violence Conviction Affects Your Life

Michigan domestic violence law is very nuanced, and the difference between an acquittal, a misdemeanor, and a felony is often a matter of interpretation and legal argument in court. This is a BIG difference because the possible consequences include:

  • Years in prison
  • Thousand of dollars in fines
  • Emergency protective orders
  • Unfavorable divorce rulings
  • Supervised visitation with your children
  • Loss of child custody or visitation
  • Being forced to leave the home
  • Mandatory mental health evaluation and counseling
  • Anger management
  • Parenting classes
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Negative impact to immigration status

If you have previous convictions, if there was a weapon involved, if the alleged victim suffered injuries, or if there are allegations of strangulation, the penalties get even more severe.

Worst of all, a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction will result in a criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life. That record could affect where you live, work, or even date.

To discuss your situation and your options, call for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

All Lawyers Are Not Created Equal

With so much on the line, you simply cannot afford to trust your freedom and your future to an overwhelmed and underfunded public defender. A court-appointed attorney does not have the time or resources to provide a strong domestic violence criminal defense.

Even many private defense attorneys in Southfield do not have a great deal of experience handling domestic violence cases. This means ineffective strategies, missed opportunities, and a poor outcome that could have been avoided.

To win your case and get your life back, you need expert legal representation – a Southfield, Michigan, domestic violence criminal defense lawyer who specializes in cases just like yours.

In other words, you need Blank Law. Your FIRST CONSULTATION IS FREE.

Blank Law – The Best Domestic Violence Law Firm in Southfield, Michigan

Founding defense attorney Nicole Blank Becker, has argued domestic violence cases in Southfield for more than 20 years. Of special relevance, Nicole has worked for both sides – as a Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor and as private defense counsel.

Nicole even headed Macomb County’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes units before returning to private practice.

Defense attorney Christopher Coyle also has vast experience with domestic assault cases. Before joining Blank Law, Chris spent 30 years as a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor, eventually serving as Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Unit.

With over 50 years of combined experience working for both the prosecution and the defense, Nicole and Chris can anticipate the Oakland County District Attorney’s moves and better prepare the best possible domestic violence defense.

If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, if you acted in self-defense, if the police violated your rights, or even if you made a mistake during an emotional argument, you can trust
Blank Law to fight for your best interests.

Contact Nicole or Chris at Blank Law, PC TODAY for a free consultation.

Where Are Southfield, Michigan, Domestic Violence Cases Tried?

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

The 46th District Court in Southfield serves the city itself, as well as five other local communities in the Greater Detroit Metro:

  • Beverly Hills
  • Bingham Farms
  • Franklin Village
  • Lathrup Village
  • Southfield Township

46th District Court

(248) 796-5800

26000 Evergreen Road

Southfield, MI 48076

Felony Domestic Violence

The Sixth Circuit Court in Pontiac handles all felony domestic violence cases within Oakland County.

(248) 858-0344

Sixth Circuit Court

1200 N. Telegraph Rd

Pontiac, MI 48341

Southfield Domestic Violence Judges

46th District Court

Honorable Sheila R. Johnson

Honorable Debra Nance

Honorable Cynthia M. Arvant

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

(248) 858-0656

Karen D. McDonald

Special Victims Unit

(248) 452-8688

Tricia Dare

46th District Court and 6th Circuit Court Parking

The 46th District Court has two large parking lots on the west and east sides of the complex, as well as underground parking.

The Sixth Circuit Court parking lot is to the south of the complex. There is also paid parking at 159-198 W. Ann St.

Nearby Restaurants


There are several restaurants open for lunch that are very close to the courthouse.

Poke Poke

(248) 354-4000

26579 Evergreen Road


Lefty’s Cheesesteak

(248) 327-7737

26587 Evergreen Road


Captain Jay’s Fish & Chicken

(248) 357-3474

26567 Evergreen Road



(248) 213-4701

26221 Evergreen Road


Big Nick’s Coney Island

(248) 332-3925

670 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.


Al’s Fresh Fish Chicken and Seafood

(248) 451-1488

775 Baldwin Ave.


Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

(248) 454-0887

806 Baldwin Ave.

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

Client Reviews

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