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The 48th District Court Located in Bloomfield Hills

Landmarks and Attractions in the 48th District Court Jurisdiction

The regions of 48th District Court encompass some of the most precious real estate in Michigan. There are 387 lakes in Oakland County. Orange Lake, Pine Lake, and Square Lake are just a few of the picturesque lakes located in this area. There is an abundance of first-class professional office space in this area where you can find every national financial service firm and top-rated medical services. The area is also home to

Cranbrook Schools which provide a world renowned academic and educational environment for its students. Some of the other big attractions in this area are:

Woodward Trafic The Woodward Dream Cruise is a world class event. For one (1) week every August, millions of people congregate in this area for the Woodward Dream Cruise. Downtown Birmingham is one of the hottest places to watch the classic cars cruise Woodward Avenue. The Woodward Dream Cruise commands a big police presence to control traffic and maintain order along the crowded streets.

The 48th District Court

The 48th District Court, located in Oakland County, has jurisdiction over the following communities:

  • Charter Township of Bloomfield
  • Charter Township of West Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Birmingham
  • Keego Harbor
  • Orchard Lake Village
  • Sylvan Lake

There are three (3) judges that preside over the 48th District Court. The Court location and contact information is:

48th District Court
4280 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-647-1141

The districts courts in Michigan have jurisdiction over civil matters not exceeding $25,000.00, traffic tickets, and misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is defined as a crime that is punishable by not more than one (1) year in jail. The following are recurrent misdemeanor offenses in the 48th District Court:

District courts also have jurisdiction over the early stages of a felony case for the following proceedings:

It is illegal in Michigan for court clerks or employees to give you legal advice. In addition, do not expect the police or prosecutor to help you if you are the subject of a criminal investigation, are charged with a crime, or have a warrant for your arrest. Talking to the police without first consulting with your own lawyer is a huge mistake that can lead to devastating results. Hire your own personal attorney if you are charged with any crime or even if you receive a minor traffic violation. Do not just “plead guilty” if you are charged with a crime and always fight every traffic ticket in the 48th District Court and in every other jurisdiction. Most criminal matters can be handled efficiently particularly for first time offenders. There are many ways to get a criminal case under control including:

  • Reduce drunk driving charges and keep your license.
  • Avoid points for traffic tickets.
  • Crimes sealed and dismissed for youthful offenders (age 18 – under 26).
  • Request a delayed sentence or deferral with a dismissal after a period of probation.


Managing a Drunk Driving Case in the 48th District Court

In 2021, hundreds of motorists in Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, and Birmingham were tested for alcohol or drugs according to the Michigan State Police Annual Drunk Driving Audit:

Police AgencyNumber of Breath or Blood Tests
Bloomfield Hills35
Bloomfield Township200
West Bloomfield109

Most of those tested were charged with either OWI or OWI with a High BAC (.17 or more).

Going out for a good time and winding up with a drunk driving case is never planned upon. In fact, getting a drunk driving is expensive, stressful and a huge inconvenience. Getting one of the Judge’s that will put you in jail for a first offense makes it even worse. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to do everything possible to be prepared for the court process. Hire an experienced drunk driving lawyer the minute that you are released from jail to get your life back on track. An experienced 48th District Court lawyer will advise you to: attend some AA meetings, begin a substance abuse program, get a report from your doctor, and compile positive documentation which depicts your good character (armed services, charity, awards, character letters).

Pursuant to the Clean Slate Law in Michigan, a person with only one (1) drunk driving case on his or her record is eligible for expungement. Contact ABDO LAW if you are charged with drunk driving or if you want to discuss your eligibility for expungement of a criminal offense.

Criminal Case Management in the 48th District Court

A criminal offense that goes on your record may cause you setbacks at some point during your life. Contact an experienced attorney to fight for you and find out if you qualify for any of any of the following:

  • Avoiding deportation for conviction of an aggravated felony or crime involving moral turpitude such as domestic violence or retail fraud.
  • Most crimes against youthful offenders (age 18 but under 26) are eligible for dismissal pursuant to HYTA.
  • Getting a felony reduced to a misdemeanor.
  • Fighting a drunk driving on legal grounds (illegal traffic stop, improper testing procedures).
  • Getting a reckless driving reduced to a civil infraction.
  • Getting a domestic violence dismissed under MCL 769.4a.

ABDO LAW has experience handling over 10,000 criminal cases. Contact ABDO LAW for a winning plan to get you out of the court system efficiently with the best possible results.

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