Screening & District Courts
SECTIONS & PROGRAMS
District Courts Section
The District Courts Section handles felony preliminary examinations, misdemeanor cases and state traffic violations in Wayne County's 25 District and Municipal Courts, which includes the City of Detroit. In some cases, the section will also handle civil infractions involving traffic tickets.
The Warrants section is the intake unit for the vast majority of crimes occurring in Wayne County. Criminal cases begin with a warrant request sent to the Prosecutor's Office by a police agency. Warrant requests are reviewed and processed 365 days a year, and APAs are on call after hours to address inquiries, questions, bond issues and warrants. The Warrants Section also reviews search warrants and assists law enforcement agencies prior to the submission of a warrant.
The Diversion Section oversees several programs designed to encourage prompt and fair disposition of lower-level felony offenses. These include the Pre-Trial Diversion Program, the Pre-Exam Program, the Behavioral Health Program, Drug Court and the Check Enforcement Program.