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Troy and the 52-4 District Court

The City of Troy has a population of approximately 87,000 residents, making it the 13th most populated city in Michigan. Troy’s boundaries cover an area of 33.6 square miles in Oakland County with Interstate 75 running through the heart of the city. The city of Troy experiences some of the highest traffic volumes in the state of Michigan. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) of Big Beaver and I-75 crossroads is more than 120,000 vehicles daily. Troy has a major shopping area and is home to many automotive, and financial companies. The portion of Big Beaver Road located in Troy has millions of square feet of modern office space, trendy restaurants, top rated steak houses, and is where the Somerset Collection (shopping mall) is located. Here is a glimpse of a few of Troy’s best restaurants:

The 52-4 District Court

Legal business that occurs in Troy is handled at the 52-4 District Court. A legal incident is an inconvenience that can occur to anyone, including a someone that is non-resident or Canadian in town for business or pleasure. 

The 52-4 District Court of Troy is located at 520 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48048. The main number to contact the court is 248 528-0400. Currently, the 52-4 District Court of Troy has two presiding judges, Honorable Kirsten Hartig and Honorable Maureen McGinnis.

Criminal Cases: The 52-4 District Court of Troy administrates both misdemeanor and felony cases. A misdemeanor is defined as a criminal offense punishable by 1 year or less in jail and a felony is defined as a more serious criminal offense punishable by more than 1 year, up to life in prison. If you are charged with a crime, your first court date is called an arraignment. You have a right to an attorney to be present with you at your arraignment and all future stages of your criminal case. The job of your lawyer is to get you out of the court system with the best possible results!

Traffic Tickets: More traffic tickets are issued in the city of Troy than almost anywhere else in Michigan. The 52-4 District Court website also has a portal to pay traffic tickets online. This is a trap that you should avoid. Contact an attorney to find out why you should fight every single traffic ticket to avoid points and a big bump in your insurance premiums.

Prevalent Criminal Cases of the 52-4 District Court

Based upon our experience, some of the most prevalent criminal cases that our firm has handled at the 52-4 District Court are: drunk driving, retail fraud, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, assault, weapon crimes, embezzlement, and motor vehicle misdemeanors (reckless, hit & run, DWLS). If you are a youthful offender, age 18 but under age 26, you may be eligible to get your case sealed and dismissed pursuant to HYTA.

Operating While Intoxicated: In 2021, the Troy Police administered approximately 200 tests for alcohol and/or drugs for individuals suspected of driving under the influence according to the annual Michigan State Police Annual Drunk Driving Audit. This does not include tests by the Michigan State Police or other police agencies with authority in the jurisdiction of Troy. The tests measure for blood alcohol content (BAC) or drugs. The Those testing with a BAC .08 to .16 is grounds to charge for Operating while Intoxicated (OWI). If the BAC is .17 or more, the individual faces being charged with OWI with a High BAC (Super Drunk Driving). Although breath tests are administered exclusively to test for alcohol; blood tests are administered when drug use is suspected or by court order when an accused party refuses to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample.

Defending Clients Charged with Driving Under the Influence: Defending clients charged with a DUI/OWI is a staple practice area of ABDO LAW. Whether you’re a first time or repeat DUI offender (second or third offender), we’ve achieved advantageous outcomes in the 52-4 District Court. Since 1980, ABDO LAW has established itself as one of the best criminal and drunk driving defense law firms in Metro Detroit.

Retail Fraud: According to Michigan Incident Crime Reporting, Troy consistently reports the highest number of retail fraud cases in all of Oakland County. Retail fraud in Michigan is classified by the degree of seriousness and whether the offender has a prior record. 

  • Retail Fraud First Degree: Property Stolen has a value of $1,000.00 or more is a felony with maximum penalty up to 5 years in prison.
  • Retail Fraud Second Degree: Property stolen has a value of $200.00 but less than $1,000.00 is a misdemeanor with maximum punishment not more than 1-year jail and fine up to $2,000.00, or 3 times the value of the property misappropriated.
  • Retail Fraud Third Degree: Property stolen has a value less than $200.00 is a misdemeanor with maximum punishment not more than 93 days jail or a fine of not more than $500.00, or 3 times the value of the property misappropriated.

Most of our clients charged with retail fraud, or other property crimes such as larceny or embezzlement, have never been in trouble and are facing their first criminal offense. I can also say that our clients finding themselves in this position have a solid reputation in the community and have financial resources. Absent aggravating circumstances of extreme misconduct or lack of cooperation, retail fraud cases can be favorably resolved in the 52-4 District Court. 

Domestic Violence: Here are just a few questions that we want to know if you are charged with a domestic violence case:

  • Do you have any criminal record?
  • Does your spouse or significant other want to dismiss the case?
  • Was alcohol involved?
  • Were there any injuries to anyone?

Most prosecutors treat domestic violence cases are policy cases. You are not necessarily looking at jail or a conviction if you are charged with domestic violence. There are many potential favorable outcomes if you are charged with domestic violence or other assault related crime in the 52-4 District Court.

Possible Deportation Consequences if you are not a US Citizen

If you are not a US Citizen and you are charged with a crime, contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately that has experience representing individuals in this predicament to avoid DEPORTATION. There are ways to get a case, such as retail fraud, under control to avoid any deportation or other consequences. The key in deportation cases is to avoid a conviction of a crime considered an aggravated felony or a crime involving moral turpitude (such as retail fraud). The Immigration and Nationality Act also enumerates certain crimes that serve as independent grounds of deportation, even if they are not classified in one of those two categories.

Contact ABDO LAW if you need a lawyer in the 52-4 District Court

Are you a first-time offender? Youthful offender? Visiting Michigan for business or pleasure from another state or Canada? Worried about deportation? If any of these scenarios describes your current situation, CALL ABDO LAW to find out how we can help you with your legal situation in the 52-4 District Court and get your life under control. We have experience handling over 10,000 criminal cases since 1980. There are always ways to get a criminal case under control and avoid jail and criminal convictions.

Contact ABDO LAW to get straight answers and a winning plan to get you out of the court system efficiently with the best possible results.

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Client Reviews
The level of service exceeded my expectations, your devotion to my refusal to settle for a lessor misdemeanor was reassuring and inspired, and the team's creative interpretation of the law in finding a comparable civil infraction was legendary. It was a five-star experience. Thank you for refusing to settle when I was innocent of my accused crime. Satisfied Client, Assault Charge DISMISSED
Matt and his staff...turned a terrible situation in my life into a positive life learning experience. Not many court cases end up being a positive in life, but Abdo Law delivered just that. Going with their firm was the best decision I could have made and I owe them everything for turning my bad decision into a extremely manageable situation. Thank you Abdo law!!!! Bill L., Satisfied Client
The Abdo Law Firm represented myself during one of my biggest times of need in my life. They handled my cases with ease and met my expectations far beyond what I anticipated. Not only did they got one, but two domestic violence charges completely dropped. I would have been lost without this five-star Law Firm. Satisfied Client, 2 Separate Assault Charges DISMISSED
Abdo law FOUGHT and got my DUI kicked out of court when my job was on line. Five Stars! Satisfied Client, OWI DISMISSED