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Allegan County
57th District Court

113 Chestnut St.
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0400
Fax: (269) 673-0490


HOURS:
8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

 


Criminal Division 

All criminal cases prosecuted within the County of Allegan are filed at the 57th District Court. The 57th District Court processes misdemeanor cases (less serious crimes), from arraignment through sentencing; felony cases (more serious crimes), from arraignment through preliminary exam.

For paying Criminal fines and fees, visit our Payment page for more information.

 

A few key terms:

Arraignment:
Defendant is advised of his/her rights, advised of the charge, advised of possible penalties, bond is set and a plea may be entered.
Pre-Trial:
An exchange of information between the two sides.
Preliminary Exam:
To determine if a crime was committed and if the defendant may have committed the crime, (probable cause).
Sentencing:
The final step in the legal process, a penalty is assessed for someone who is convicted of, or pled guilty to a crime.

Criminal cases are serious issues with the possible penalties of fines and/or jail time, and/or probation.

Some examples of criminal cases are:

  • Theft or larceny
  • Non-sufficient fund checks
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Dog violations
  • Murder
  • DNR violations
  • Drug charges

 

Allegan County


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