Intake Department Decides whether formal or informal intervention with the juvenile offender will be taken.
Inquiry An informal hearing between the Family Court intake caseworker, juvenile offender and parent(s).
Pre-Trial Meeting between lawyers to see if the case can be settled without going to trial or to see if all parties are ready for trial.
Adjudication The trial of the juvenile offender.
Dispositional Hearing A hearing at which the court decides placement, counseling or other remedial actions to be taken with the juvenile offender.
Subpoena A legal order which requires a person to appear in Court to testify as a witness.
Motion Court hearings to answer legal questions.
Adjournment A delay asked for by the judge or either side. The judge must agree to the delay.
Probation A sentence that places the juvenile offender under the close supervision of a probation officer.
Restitution An amount of money set by the Court to be paid to the victim of a crime for property losses or injuries caused by the crime.
Juvenile Court
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Phone

(517) 546-1500

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Judicial Center

204 S. Highlander Way
Suite 3
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 546-3731