This unique search is not offered elsewhere. With a one search
you are able to look into multiple court records and discover if the
person was sued before either federal or state courts, filed for a
bankruptcy, had any liens or judgments or was arrested.
Wayne County (metro Detroit) Court Records
Circuit court records for felony and misdemeanor cases
disposed in Wayne County since 1988. Records include
offender name, date of birth, race, sex, case number,
sequence number, charge county, charge class, charge
description, file date, disposition date, sentence date and
sentence description. Records updated regularly.
Supreme Court is Michigan's court of last resort, consisting
of seven justices. Supreme Court justices are elected for
The Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court
between the Supreme Court and the Michigan trial courts.
Final decisions resulting from a circuit or probate court
hearing may be appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Court
of Appeals judges are elected for 6-year terms. Court of
Appeals hearings are held in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing
The circuit court is the trial court
with the broadest powers in Michigan. In general, the
circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more
than $25,000 and all felony criminal cases (cases where the
accused, if found guilty, could be sent to prison). The
family division of circuit court handles all cases regarding
divorce, paternity, adoptions, personal protection actions,
emancipation of minors, treatment and testing of infectious
disease, safe delivery of newborns, name changes, juvenile
offenses, and child abuse and neglect.
The court most
people have contact with is the district court. The district
court handles most traffic violations, all civil cases with
claims up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters, most traffic
tickets, and all misdemeanor criminal cases (generally,
cases where the accused, if found guilty, cannot be
sentenced to more than one year in jail). In addition, small
claims cases are heard by a division of the district court.
In Michigan, a few municipalities have chosen to retain a
municipal court rather than create a district court. The
municipal courts have limited powers and are located in
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, and
Grosse Point Shores/Grosse Pointe Woods.