Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers And Attorneys Protect Ionia County, Michigan from prosecutors, judges and police officers who want to hammer you with big fines and prison time!
The expert Ionia County Defense Lawyers and Attorneys of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan are here to aggressively defend your rights! We understand that good people make mistakes! We also understand that good people sometimes get falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit. Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers and Attorneys will not judge you!
Don’t wait, call the Ionia County Defense Lawyers and Attorneys at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719 if you are being charged with a crime in Ionia County, Michigan. Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers and Attorneys will work hard to get you the best results possible!
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(DUI) OWI, Impaired Driving Defense
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Ionia County Criminal Court Information
The Ionia County District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses where the potential jail time is less than one year, including arraignment, sentencing, and setting and acceptance of bail. The district court also handles felony cases from arraignment through preliminary examination. Felony cases bound over for trial are transferred to the circuit court. The circuit court also handles all serious misdemeanors, as well as domestic relations cases.
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Hon. Raymond P. Voet
The Hon. Raymond P. Voet is the only district judge for Ionia County. He has been on the bench since 1999. Judge Voet presides over all criminal cases punishable by one year or less in the county jail. He also presides over preliminary examinations in all criminal cases.
Judge Raymond P. Voet Graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree from Aquinas College in 1984 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of Detroit Law School in 1987. Judge Voet took the bench in March of 1999, and was re-elected in the years 2000, 2002 and 2008.
Judge Voet is a lifelong resident of Ionia, attending Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School, and graduating from Ionia High School in 1980. Judge Voet received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aquinas College in 1984, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in 1987.
Hon. Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger
Judge Kreeger is the Chief Judge of the 8th Circuit. In addition to presiding over felony criminal matters, she is responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of the court. Judge Kreeger was elected in 2008 to fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Charles H. Miel. Prior to her election, Judge Kreeger was the Friend of the Court for Ionia County.
Hon. Ronald Schafer
Judge Schafer was previously the head Ionia County Prosecutor. He currently serves as a judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court. He has been very reasonable and fair in my dealings with him.
Trials in Ionia County
After a criminal matter is bound over to his court, your attorney will receive a scheduling order indicating the possible trial dates. Normally a case will be set for trial on three to five separate dates. On each trial date, the oldest case will be tried. However, as many cases resolve without trial, it is not uncommon for a case to be tried on the first or second jury trial date.
Sentencing in Ionia County
It is Judge Schafer’ is fair when it comes to sentencing. Judge Schafer may impose a curfew as part of probation or to require that the probationer wear a SCRAM tether. Judge Schafer will give at least some jail time to anyone who tries to smuggle contraband into prison located in Ionia.
Here is a link to the Ionia County Circuit Court.
Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers Get Results!
If you are arrested for any criminal charge in Ionia County, please contact The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan asap at 616-438-6719! Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers And Attorneys will work hard for you! Our Ionia County Defense Lawyers and Attorneys will always return your calls and keep you informed about what is going on in your case! We Promise!
Ionia County runs things in a unique way when it comes to how they handle felony cases. The prosecutor’s office in Ionia, County seems to have problems keeping qualified lawyers working in their office. This is probably because the county is lacking financial resources. The courthouse where the Ionia County Circuit Court is located at is an old building. The courtroom is huge but outdated. The people who work at the courthouse and at the prosecutor’s office are friendly and for the most part easy to get along with. This doesn’t mean the judges are prosecutors are soft on crime or will give out sweet heart deals.
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