Criminal Division


The Criminal Division handles misdemeanor and felony cases.  The district court has jurisdiction of misdemeanor cases.  The district court is also responsible for the arraignment, probable cause conference, and preliminary examination on a felony case.  The first appearance on a felony case, the arraignment, is conducted via video conferencing.  All subsequent proceedings on a felony case for the district court are held at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, 1441 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI, with the exception of felonies assigned to Judge Patricia Jefferson.  Judge Jefferson’s felony cases are heard at the 36th District Court.