The 52-2 District Court handles all criminal matters that occur in northwestern Oakland County.
The 52-2 District Court is located at 5850 Lorac in Clarkston, Michigan. This court’s jurisdiction is the northwestern part of Oakland County. All traffic, misdemeanors and felony offenses that happen in Brandon Township, Holly Township, Groveland Township, Independence Township, Rose Township, Springfield Township, White Lake Township, City of the Village of Clarkston, Village of Holly and the Village of Ortonville are handled by this court. The judges in this court have a reputation of being tough, but fair. It is a busy court, having two judges and three part-time magistrates.
The misdemeanor offenses that are heard in the 52-2 District Court can range from drunk driving, OWI, DUI, retail fraud, possession of marijuana, assault and battery, disorderly person, obstructing a police officer, domestic violence, and some traffic offenses such as driving while license suspended, just to name a few. Felony offenses start at this court and can include certain drug offenses, drunk driving 3rd offense, identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, rape and murder. This court also has a Sobriety Court Program that is designed to help people with substance abuse problems. The court also participates in the Teen Court Program and Mock Trials. There are other diversion type programs that are available to criminal defendants from this court including the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) and 769.4a (domestic violence), among others.
The Judges of the 52-2 District Court:
Judge Joseph G. Fabrizio
Graduate of Michigan State University, College of Lyman Briggs (B.S.) and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude). He participates in specialty courts and diversionary programs including Sobriety Court and Teen Court. Judge Fabrizio is actively involved in mock trial and training programs for law school students as well as high school and elementary children. Prior to his public service in the judiciary, he was a lawyer and managing partner with the law firm of Fabrizio & Brook, P.C. He is actively involved in several charitable and non-profit organizations including the Clarkston Conservatory of Music and Clarkston SCAMP. He is married with four children and is a lifelong resident of Clarkston.
Judge Kelley R. Kostin
Attended the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1983. She was employed by Ford Motor Company in the Finance Department of the Electrical and Electronics Division prior to attending law school. Judge Kostin clerked for the Hon. Fred M. Mester of Oakland County Circuit Court while attending the University of Detroit Law School and received her Juris Doctorate in 1991. Judge Kostin is active in numerous community organizations including The Clarkston Area Optimists and was a Trustee for Notre Dame Preparatory Academy. She was honored by the Chamber of Commerce in 2002 as Clarkston’s “Youth Volunteer of the Year”. Judge Kostin is married and has one son.
Criminal Defense Attorneys that practice in the 52-2 District Court in Clarkston, Michigan
The attorneys of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. appear before the judges in the 52-2 District Court frequently. Our attorneys have a great working relationship with the prosecutors, court staff and judges of that court. One of our attorneys served as a magistrate in the 52-2 District Court for several years and knows this court’s inner workings. The lawyers of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are respected for their integrity, experience and professionalism. They come prepared and ready to win. That preparation is appreciated by the judges.
The attorneys of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have won jury trials, motions and evidentiary hearings in the 52-2 District Court. They take protecting client and making sure fundamental rights are protected extremely seriously. If you are facing criminal charges you need the best legal help available. Call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. for a free confidential case evaluation at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our top notch defense attorneys will contact you.
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