Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorney – Oakland County Court System

“What is the deal with the Oakland County Court System?”

I was recently asked, “What is the deal with the Oakland County Court System?” Here is what I can tell you…

The Oakland County Circuit Court is a division of the state judiciary and serves as a trial court of general jurisdiction serving all the citizens of Oakland County. It hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as appeals from the District Court, Probate Court, and administrative agencies. The Court has sole and exclusive jurisdiction on certain matters involving the family.

The Civil/Criminal Division handles two types of cases. Civil cases are cases between or among two or more parties where damages must exceed $25,000. These cases may involve automobile accidents, personal injury, medical and professional malpractice, hazards involving products, labor issues, written agreements and land disputes. Criminal cases include felony cases and misdemeanors, ranging from DUI, OWI, drunk driving, domestic violence, assault, drug crimes, weapons charges, fraud and financial crime, murder and many, many more.

“Why are many lawyers afraid to practice in Oakland County?”

detroit-criminal-lawyer-southfieldMany criminal defense attorneys just will not handle cases in Oakland County because the courts and the prosecutors are so tough. Of the lawyers who regularly practice in Oakland County, they are known for pleading out their clients so that they can avoid trial and the judicial hammer that tends to follow a loss at trial.

There are some lawyers in Oakland County who are known to be aggressive, effective and passionate about protecting clients in Oakland County. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is Oakland County’s premier criminal defense law firm. Our criminal defense lawyers are fearless and will find a way to help their clients. Oakland County judges and prosecutors know and respect the criminal attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. and know they mean business and that they will do everything humanly possible to help and defend their clients.

If you want to learn more about LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., and their top Oakland County criminal defense lawyers, please review our full website. If you would like a free consultation and case evaluation relative to your Oakland County felony or misdemeanor charges, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and an experienced Oakland County lawyer will promptly contact you.

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Cities of Madison Heights, Ferndale and Hazel Park – 43rd District Court

200 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071


305 E. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220


111 E 9 Mile Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
(248) 547-3034

Cities of Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Pleasant Ridge
Township of Royal Oak – 45 B District Court

45B District Court
13600 Oak Park Boulevard
Oak Park, MI 48237

Cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills – 47th District Court

47th District Court
31605 W. Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

City of Pontiac – 50th District Court

50th District Court
70 N. Saginaw Street
Pontiac, MI 48342

City of Royal Oak

44th District Court
400 E. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067

City of Berkley

45A District Court
3338 Coolidge
Berkley, MI 48072

Cities of Southfield and Lathrup Village, Villages of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, & Franklin

46th District Court
2600 Evergreen Road
Southfield MI 48076

Cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, and Orchard Lake Village,  Townships of Bloomfield and West Bloomfield

48th District Court
4280 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Township of Waterford

51st District Court
5100 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329

Cities of Novi, South Lyon, Wixom, and Walled Lake, Townships of Milford, Highland, Commerce, Lyon, and Novi, Villages of Milford and Wolverine Lake

52-1 District Court
48150 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

Cities of Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Lake Angelus and Lake Orion, Townships of Addison, Orion, Oakland and Oxford

52-3 District Court
700 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Townships of Springfield, Independence, Holly, Groveland, Rose, White Lake and Brandon, Villages of Holly, Davisburg, Clarkston, and Ortonville

52-2 District Court
5850 Lorac
Clarkston, MI 48346

Cities of Troy and Clawson

52-4 District Court
520 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084