Macomb County Circuit Court Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat May 9, 2011
All too frequently, courts must deal with disgruntled litigants who resort to crazy tactics to avoid appearing in court. On May 9, 2011, a false bomb threat was made in Macomb County.
Macomb County Circuit Court
The caller claimed a bomb in the building and indicated that everyone should get out of the courthouse. After searching the building, the Macomb County Sheriff reported that no bomb had been found. The building remains evacuated until it is cleared by bomb-sniffing dogs from the sheriff’s office and Michigan State Police.
Law enforcement is now working to identify the caller.
False report of a bomb is a felony, punishable by a maximum of 4 years in prison and up to a $2,000.00 fine plus costs.
Types of Cases Handled in MCCC
Typically, all felony matters are handled in circuit courts throughout Michigan. The initial appearances on a felony charge, called an arraignment and preliminary examination, are in a city or township district court. If the district court judge finds, following a preliminary examination, that there is sufficient evidence that a felony was committed, the case is bound over to circuit court. Once at the Macomb County Circuit Court, a criminal defense lawyer can seek dismissal of the charges, a plea bargain, or take the case to bench or jury trial.
Macomb County Circuit Court Criminal Defense Attorney
If you still have questions for a Michigan criminal defense attorney, feel free to call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. If you call us, an experienced Macomb County criminal defense lawyer will take the time to speak with you, answer all of your questions, and address each of your concerns. When you need a top defense attorney, you can count on our proven track record of successfully defending our clients and achieving extraordinary results.
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