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   60th District Court Criminal Division

All criminal cases prosecuted within the County of Muskegon are filed at the 60th District Court.  

The 60th District Court processes misdemeanor cases (less serious crimes), from arraignment through sentencing; and felony cases (more serious crimes), from arraignment through preliminary exam.

A few key items:

* Arraignment:  Defendant is advised of his/her rights, advised of the charge, advised of possible penalties, bond is set, and a plea may be entered.

* Pre-Trial:  An exchange of information between the two sides.

* Preliminary Exam:  To determine if a crime was committed and if the defendant may have committed the crime, (probable cause).

* Sentencing:  The final step in the legal process, a penalty is assessed for someone who is convicted of, or plead guilty to a crime:

Criminal cases are serious issues with the possible penalties of fines and/or jail time, and/or probation.

Some examples of criminal cases are:

  • Theft or larceny
  • Non-sufficient fund checks
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Dog violations
  • Murder
  • DNR violations
  • Drug charges

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Muskegon County, Michigan
60th District Court
990 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI  49442
Phone (231) 724-6258
Fax (231) 724-3489

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays)