41A District Court – Shelby Township – Macomb County – Criminal Defense Attorneys

By August 2, 2018 December 23rd, 2019 blog post, Shelby 41A District Court Attorneys

The 41A Shelby Township District Court serves Utica, Shelby Township, and Macomb Township, along with other central Macomb County jurisdictions.

The 41A District Court for Shelby Township is located at 51660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, Michigan. Its jurisdiction covers Shelby Township, Macomb Township, and Utica. This District Court has one judge and one magistrate. This court has three departments: criminal, traffic, and civil. The probation department for this court operates out of the 41A District Court in Sterling Heights, not the Shelby Court.

Offenses such as driving on a suspended license, drunk driving (OWI), and retail fraud are some common Misdemeanors, but there are many more. A misdemeanor is an offense punishable by a maximum of one year in the Macomb County Jail. Embezzlement, larceny, identity theft, using a stolen credit card, and felonious assault are examples of common felonies. A felony is a crime with a maximum sentence of over 1 year and up to life in prison. The consequences of criminal charges can be substantial and pricey. This is why you must have a zealous advocate at your side to protect your rights and your future.

The judge in the 41A Shelby Township District Court has a reputation for dispensing highly detailed sentences and bond conditions, such as testing, classes, reporting, and counseling, to name but a few. Without proper representation, you can expect to be pummeled with these requirements. Moreover, probation violations and misdemeanor convictions may land you in jail. A respected and experienced defense lawyer can protect and defend you. Hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney at the outset may help avoid the never-ending rigors of compliance with conditions and keep you out of the Macomb county jail.

Misdemeanors in the 41A District Court in Shelby Twp.

The Shelby Township District Court judge has the discretion to sentence anyone convicted of a misdemeanor to time in the Macomb County Jail. Typically, misdemeanors are punishable by up to 93-days or up to one year of incarceration. In addition, a sentence can include up to two years of probation. Typical misdemeanor offenses in Shelby Township include:

  • OWI / DUI / Drunk Driving or Drugged Driving
  • Retail Fraud / Shoplifting
  • Domestic Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Embezzlement Under $1,000
  • Larceny Under $1,000
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Reckless Driving
  • Solicitation / Prostitution
  • Civil Infraction Causing Death or Serious Injury
  • Resisting and Obstructing Police or Assault on an Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct

Felony Charges in Shelby Township

All Macomb County felony charges start in a district court. Felony allegations arising in Shelby Township or Utica will begin in the 41A District Court in Shelby Township. The first hearing on felony charges is called an arraignment. The district judge or magistrate will enter a not guilty plea and then set a bond. A bond is the amount of money the defendant will have to post to be released from jail while the charges go through the court system. A retained lawyer gives the defendant the best chance of obtaining a personal bond. A personal bond is one that does not require that any money be deposited with the court or jail. The next hearings in the district court are a Probable Cause Conference and a Preliminary Examination. At these hearings, the judge will have to determine if there is sufficient evidence for the case to be “bound over” to the Macomb County Circuit Court for trial or a plea and sentencing. If there is insufficient evidence or if a criminal defense attorney can point out serious weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, all charges may be dismissed.

Experienced & Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys in Shelby Township

Being charged with a criminal offense in Shelby Township requires a top-notch attorney. The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has been practicing in the 41A District Court in Shelby Township for decades and we know how to get our clients the best possible result. The judge and his staff have great respect for our lawyers because they know we are always prepared, always knowledgeable in the law, and they know we will do whatever is necessary to protect our clients.

Contact the team at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. today at (248)263-6800, or fill out a Request for Assistance Form. One of our premier attorneys will promptly contact you. We have what it takes to help you in Shelby Township and achieve an extraordinary result.

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