8th District Court - Criminal Division

All criminal cases, for persons 18 years or older, begin in the district court.

The 8th District Court handles misdemeanor cases from arraignment through sentencing, and felony cases from arraignment through preliminary exam. The District Court Probation Department plays an integral role in the judicial process, including conducting pre-sentence investigations and post-sentence supervision.

To learn more about Misdemeanor charges including possible penalties and the court process, click here.

To learn more about Felony charges and the role that the District Court plays in the court process, click here.

To learn more about the 8th District Court Probation department, click here.

To view online records visit the District Court Case Search.

For a directory of local attorneys visit the State Bar of Michigan – Attorney Directory.


The data contained herein is for informational purposes only; it is not legal advice.