Michigan Family Law, Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys
Dart Drouillard, P.C.18720 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
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Law Firm OverviewDart Drouillard represents a solid first choice not only for clients facing an emergency, but also for people who anticipate the need to resolve a conflict that might head to court. Both David Dart and Christopher Drouillard are seasoned trial lawyers who know how to define the issues and handle the evidence that will make the difference in your case. In family law matters, we handle high-conflict child custody and parental relocation cases, complex property division disputes and contested modification hearings.
In criminal law, our practice takes us to all levels of the state and federal systems on charges ranging from drunk driving to felony drug charges and sex offenses. Though concentrated in the counties surrounding Detroit, our law firm can represent clients anywhere in Michigan, especially in felony criminal defense or difficult immigration problems.
We don't just handle cases on an emergency basis, however. Our attorneys represent clients in divorce, adoption, white collar criminal defense, and family or employment-based immigration matters of all kinds. Whether or not your case represents an immediate crisis, we understand the advantages of early intervention.
In both civil and criminal matters, the best defense is very often a good offense. We urge clients to bring us their problems as soon as possible. Your most promising solutions and legal strategies have a way of evaporating if you wait too long to use them. In an initial consultation, we can explain the timing considerations that can affect your case while we're getting to know you and your situation.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Family Law
Here are some examples of the kinds of family law problems our Michigan divorce lawyers handle in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County: contested or uncontested divorce, legal separation through separate maintenance agreements, simple or complex property division issues, child custody and parenting time disputes, child support issues in divorce or paternity cases, alimony or spousal support, enforcement or modification of court orders or negotiated agreements, domestic violence complaints or protective order violations, private or stepparent adoption, grandparent visitation, international child custody and relocation, interstate change of domicile or parental relocation, guardianship or conservatorship and defense in Children's Protective Services investigations and proceedings.
Our lawyers help people solve short-term goals while keeping long-term interests in mind with respect to the full range of divorce issues: temporary, long-term or permanent spousal support, formerly known as alimony, child custody and parenting time disputes, marital property and debt division, child support, modification or enforcement of court-approved agreements and family court orders and divorce and child custody cases involving immigrants or foreign nationals. At Dart Drouillard, we adapt our strategy and tactics to the requirements and objectives of our clients.
- Criminal Defense
People who have been arrested make two major errors far too often. First, they talk to the police. Very often, the evidence that convicts a defendant comes right out of his or her mouth. Second, people tend to wait too long to get legal advice. Your options for resolving a criminal problem are never wider than they are at the very beginning of the case, and if you have the chance to consult with a lawyer before formal charges are filed, you should jump on it. The criminal defense attorneys of Dart Drouillard, P.C., have a strong track record of success on behalf of adults and juveniles facing criminal charges of all kinds from drunk driving to criminal sexual conduct or homicide.
At the law firm of Dart Drouillard, P.C., our criminal defense lawyers represent people who have been arrested and charged with any of several Michigan drunk driving offenses, including misdemeanor or felony charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI) or operating while visibly impaired (OWVI). The right defense strategy for your case is going to depend on many factors: Do you have prior Michigan or out-of-state DUI or DWI convictions? What was your blood alcohol level? Are you under age 21? Did you refuse a breath test? Were you involved in a serious injury accident?
- Sex Crimes
Our lawyers represent people facing actual or potential sex crime charges such as: possession of child pornography; use of the Internet to solicit sex with minors; child molestation, indecent exposure and similar offenses involving underage people; statutory rape; criminal sexual conduct involving abuse of authority on the part of a coach, teacher, clergy member or counselor; and sex crime charges against people at heightened risk, such as foreign nationals subject to removal or licensed professionals with occupational interests to protect.
- Drug Charges
Dart Drouillard offers comprehensive client service in state or federal drug cases of all kinds. Our clients include adults and juveniles, and we handle drug cases prior to indictment, at trial and on appeal. Examples of the kinds of cases we can help with include: student drug possession; medical marijuana offenses; federal conspiracy charges related to drug trafficking operations; money laundering charges; drug crimes alleged against licensed professionals; drug offenses charged against immigrants and foreign nationals; unlawful possession or distribution of prescription painkillers and other medications; international drug smuggling charges; and drug crimes charged against medical professionals, caregivers or retailers.
- White Collar Crimes
With offices in Livonia, Grosse Pointe Farms and Novi, our law firm serves the needs of clients throughout southeast Michigan on a wide range of charges. Examples include: mortgage fraud; health care fraud; embezzlement or employee theft; insurance fraud; bank fraud, credit card fraud or forgery charges; public corruption, bribery or mail fraud; criminal violations related to trade secrets, advertising or misappropriation of confidential data; retail fraud; and consumer fraud. The sentencing range of many white collar crimes is based on the dollar amount allegedly taken by the defendant.
- Immigration Law
Whether you need advice about getting a green card through adjustment of status or the best ways to resolve the threat of removal, our lawyers are ready to help. Examples of the kinds of cases we handle include: entry and permanent residence for a spouse, fiancé or fiancée; entry and permanent residence under work visas; visa extensions and renewals; adjustment of status; waiver of inadmissibility; naturalization and citizenship; airport or border detention; removal defense and cancellation of removal and immigration and citizenship appeals.
- Work Visas and Green Cards
Some people can obtain permanent residence upon entry if they can qualify for an EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 or EB-5 visa. There are three kinds of EB-1 workers: those with extraordinary skills and experience in certain fields, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational executives or managers. The other EB categories cover different kinds of specialized workers from degreed professionals to religious workers. The EB-5 classification offers a green card to investors ready to commit significant amounts to economic activity.
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