The Macomb County District Courts found within Macomb County, Michigan handle and oversee all misdemeanor crimes committed within its respective towns and municipalities from arraignment to sentencing; however, felonies will be handled by the Macomb County Circuit Court. Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by one-year in the county jail and/or fines up to $1,000.00. If the case is a felony, on the other hand, then the specific Macomb County District Court overseeing the matter initially will simply determine bond and handle the preliminary exam (or probable cause hearing). If the case is bound over, satisfying probable cause, then the Macomb County Circuit Court will handle the remaining hearings for the criminal matter. The individual Macomb County District Court will be determined on where the individual criminal act was committed. For example the Warren, Macomb County District Court, will handle matters committed within the City of Warren, Michigan.
A pretrial is usually the second hearing set at a Macomb County District Court if the individual enters a plea of not guilty or stands mute while attending the Macomb County District Court arraignment. At the pretrial hearing, the defendant or defendant's lawyer will meet with the prosecutor to discuss the charges and begin negotiations if a plea is being sought or offered. The defendant or defendant’s lawyer will also determine whether motions will be filed, obtain any remaining discovery from the State (or Prosecutor), set the matter for Jury Trial, and handle any other various pretrial matters required for the particular case while it is pending within the Macomb County District Court.
If a plea is taken or an individual is convicted then a sentencing will be scheduled at the Macomb County District Court. However, the Macomb County District Court will not always schedule a sentencing hearing on a different day, unless the Macomb County District Court is required too pursuant to statute. At the time of Sentencing the Macomb County District Court judge can and will render a sentence that can include, but is not limited to, fines and costs, probation, jail time (county or prison), drivers license sanctions and responsibility fees, counseling, or other mandatory obligations imposed by the judge or probation department.
38th District Court
Center Line (Location) Warren (Location)
7070 E. Ten Mile Rd. Edward A. Rea Judicial Bldg.
Center Line, MI 48015 8300 Common Rd.
(586) 757-8333 Warren, MI 48093
The court has jurisdiction for matters occurring within the cities of Warren and Center Line, Macomb County, Michigan, and the presiding judges are: Honorable John M. Chmura, Chief Judge, Honorable Dean Ausilio, Honorable Michael Chupa, Honorable Matthew P. Sabaugh.
38th District Court
16101 Nine Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
The Court has limited jurisdiction serving the city of Eastpointe, and the current presiding judge is Honorable Carl F. Gerds, III, Chief Judge.
39th District Court
29733 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066
The Court serves the cities of Roseville and Fraser. It is important to note that court is ONLY held at the Roseville location only, which is located West side of Gratiot between Common and 12 Mile Road at the address listed above. The current presiding judges are: Honorable Catherine B. Steenland, Chief Judge, Honorable Joseph F. Boedeker, Honorable Marco A. Santia.
40th District Court
27701 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
The Court oversees the city of St. Clair Shores, and the presiding judges are: Chief Judge Honorable Mark A. Fratarcangeli and Honorable Judge Joseph Craigen Oster.
41-A District Court (1st locations)
51660 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
The Court serves Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Utica by the presiding judge, Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd.
41-A District Court (2nd Location)
40111 Dodge Park
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
The Court serves Sterling Heights. The presiding judges are: Honorable Michael S. Maceroni, Chief Judge, Honorable Stephen S. Sierawski, Honorable Kimberley A. Wiegand.
41-B District Court
22380 Starks Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Serving: Clinton Township, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens. The judges overseeing the court are Honorable Sabastian Lucido, Chief Judge, Honorable Linda Davis and Honorable Carrie L. Fuca.
42nd District Court - Romeo Division
14713 - 33 Mile, P.O. Box 6
Romeo, MI 48065
The Court oversees Armada and Armada Township, Bruce Township, Memphis, Ray Township, Richmond and Richmond Township, Romeo, Washington Township. Honorable John C. Foster, Chief Judge and Honorable Denis R. LeDuc preside over the Court.
42nd District Court - New Baltimore Division
35071 23 Mile Road
New Baltimore, MI 48047
The Court serves Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, New Baltimore, and New Haven, with the following judges presiding: Honorable John C. Foster, Chief Judge and Honorable William H. Hackel, III.
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