The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan is here to expertly defend your rights! Our Newaygo County criminal defense lawyers and attorneys understand that good people make mistakes! We also understand that good people sometimes get falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit. The Newaygo County Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys of the Criminal Defense Law Center won’t rest until you get the best results possible!
Don’t wait, call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719 if you are being charged with a crime in Newaygo County, Michigan.
Our Newaygo County Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys Defend Our Clients From:
Felony Drug Charges
(DUI) OWI, Impaired Driving Defense
Criminal Sexual Conduct
Federal Criminal Defense
Arson Criminal Defense
Assault and Battery Defense
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
Misdemeanor criminal matters having the potential for a jail term of less than one year are handled by various district courts located throughout Newaygo County. High court misdemeanors and felony cases in Newaygo County are actually handled by the 17th Circuit Court. Additionally, the Circuit Court hears criminal appeals, including District Court appeals and administrative driver’s license appeals. The Newaygo County Courthouse is located at:
Appointed Circuit Court Judge – 2017–Former Top Prosecutor in Newaygo, County Michigan.
1092 Newell Street, PO Box 885
White Cloud, MI 49349
M-F 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
Phone: (231) 689-7252 Fax: (231) 689-7015
The Circuit Court is referred to as the “trial court of general jurisdiction” in Michigan because of its very broad powers. Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all actions except those given by state law to another court. Generally speaking, Circuit Court has original jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000; in all criminal cases where the offense involves a felony or certain serious misdemeanors; and in all family cases and domestic relations cases such as divorce, paternity actions, juvenile proceedings, and adoptions.
The State of Michigan is divided into judicial circuits along county lines. The number of judges in a circuit reflects the volume of business in the court. If there is more than one county in a circuit, such as ours, judges travel from one county seat to another to hold court sessions. Our judges conduct court in both Newaygo County as well as Oceana County .
The Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from lower courts and from some administrative agencies of state government. In addition, the Circuit Court has superintending control over other courts within the circuit, subject to final superintending powers of the Supreme Court.
Circuit judges are elected for six-year terms on non-partisan ballots. A candidate must be a resident of the circuit in which the candidate is running, a qualified elector, licensed to practice law in Michigan , and at the time of election less than 70 years of age. The legislature sets salaries for circuit judges.
The Family Division, a division of Circuit Court, has exclusive jurisdiction over all family matters such as divorce, custody, parenting time, support, paternity, adoptions, name changes, juvenile proceedings, emancipation of minors, parental consent, and personal protection proceedings. The Family Division also has ancillary jurisdiction over cases involving guardianships and conservatorships and proceedings involving the mentally ill or developmentally disabled.
Check out our video to better inform yourself about what goes on at the Newaygo County Courthouse.
Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Michigan Proudly Serve: Kent County, Ottawa County, Allegan County, Ionia County, Barry County, Berrien County, Mason County, Manistee County, Mecosta County, Oceana County, Muskegon County, Montcalm County, Newaygo County, Kalamazoo County, Lake County, Van Buren County, and the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Our Grand Rapids Criminal Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.