45B District Court Judge David Gubow in Oak Park
The 45B District Court in Oak Park, Michigan, is located at 13600 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237.
The Honorable David Gubow
Judge David Gubow, in the 45B District Court in Oak Park, is the son of former federal prosecutor and federal district court judge Lawrence Gubow. As such, he has been a part of the legal community for most of his life. Judge Gubow has a keen legal intellect and appreciates creative legal arguments; he appreciates good lawyering and is open to honestly considering challenges to charges and evidence. Some judges routinely go along with the prosecutor and will not seriously consider a legal argument from the defense even when a passionate and creative defense attorney truly has a worthy challenge to a case. This is not the case with Judge Gubow. Our attorneys have successfully defended countless clients appearing before Judge Gubow.
The 45B District Court serves the Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, and Royal Oak Township communities. It handles both civil and criminal cases.
Professional History and Public Service
Judge David Gubow in Oak Park has had a very active professional history. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Detroit in 1974. Judge Gubow was a private attorney from 1974 to 2002. He was a U.S. House of Representatives member for the 35th District of Michigan from 1985 to 1998. After term limits ended his career as a representative, he was elected assistant clerk for the House of Representatives and served in that position from 1999 to 2002.
Types of criminal cases handled by Judge David Gubow in Oak Park
District judges, like Judge David Gubow in Oak Park, handle civil infractions, misdemeanors, and felony preliminary exams. Civil infractions such as traffic tickets are punishable by a financial fine and sometimes points on your driving record. Misdemeanors carry fines and potential jail time, ranging from 30 days to 1 year in jail and up to 2 years of probation. Felonies are criminal charges that carry a penalty of more than one year in jail, meaning the defendant serves a term of imprisonment in state prison.
Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Before Judge David Gubow in Oak Park
All felony charges begin in district court. The first hearing on a felony is an arraignment. An arraignment is when the judge sets a bond and schedules a probable cause conference and a preliminary examination. Bond or bail in a felony case can be personal (not requiring a money deposit) or require a deposit of thousands of dollars, and in some cases, the judge will remand the defendant to jail without bond. A felony preliminary exam is a probable cause hearing to determine if the prosecutor has enough evidence to support the charges against a defendant.
If Judge David Gubow in Oak Park decides the prosecutor presented sufficient evidence at the preliminary examination, he will transfer the case to the Oakland County Circuit Court for final disposition. If the parties agree to a misdemeanor plea, he will permit the defendant to plead and schedule the case for sentencing. Of course, a district judge can dismiss a charge after a preliminary exam if the prosecutor does not meet their burden of proof or if a creative and astute defense attorney develops a winning legal argument to get the case dismissed. The best Oakland County criminal defense attorneys will do whatever it takes to achieve the optimal result.
Examples of misdemeanors in the Oak Park District Court:
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Drunk Driving 1st or 2nd Offense (OWI)
- Lower-level Drug Cases
- Retail Fraud 2nd or 3rd Degree (shoplifting)
- Violations of Probation (on any misdemeanor)
- Reckless Driving
- Larceny or Embezzlement
Examples of felony cases in the Oak Park District Court:
- Felonious Assault
- Home Invasion
- Murder and Manslaughter
- Armed or Unarmed Robbery
- Retail Fraud 1st Degree
- Larceny or Embezzlement (over $1000)
- Felony Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon
A criminal defense law firm that regularly handles criminal cases before Judge Gubow
The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. regularly appear before Judge Gubow in the 45B District Court in Oak Park, Michigan. We have decades of experience successfully defending misdemeanor and felony charges and know how to win. We have a mutually respectful relationship with Judge Gubow, his staff, and the prosecutors in Oak Park. Many lawyers are too intimidated to advocate for their clients before Judge Gubow zealously, but this is never an issue with our firm. His standards are high, and we believe we always meet his expectations. If you have a case before Judge Gubow, call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation. We will find a way to help you.
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