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Otsego County-Family Court800 Livingston BoulevardSuite 1-C, Courtroom 101Gaylord, MI 49735Phone 989-731-0214
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Misdemeanors handled by the family court include any juvenile under 17 charged with:
At the time of the violation, the police will issue a ticket indicating the charge. It will also indicate that the court will notify you of the date and time of the hearing. This is usually done within 30 to 60 days.
It depends on the charge. Some violations can be taken care of by mail by you and your parent or guardian signing the waiver of plea section and mailing the ticket back. With certain other violations, your appearance at a hearing is mandatory.
That's up to you. The court does not provide Court-appointed attorneys in traffic matters.
You will either admit or deny the charge. Your case will be heard before a judge or magistrate, who, after hearing the case will either find you have committed the offense or dismiss the case. If the charge is substantiated, you will be responsible for court costs and the court may impose other dispositional measures. Your parent or guardian should accompany you to all hearings.
The Secretary of State's office will be notified of the charge and points will be assessed against your driving record.
If you do not appear for the hearing, an order to show cause will be scheduled. If you appear for the hearing but fail to pay necessary court costs/fines, you will receive a warning letter from the court. You have 14 days to respond. If after 14 days you have not responded, the Secretary of State's office will be notified and your license will be suspended. Your failure to appear will show on your record as an outstanding ticket.
The failure to appear will prohibit you from obtaining your license when you do apply
Vehicular felony offenses include manslaughter, negligent homicide, carjacking, or use of a car in an armed robbery. If the motor vehicle felony is substantial, you will go through the normal juvenile court petition process. Felony offenses will appear on your driving record.
These offenses are the local city, village, or state laws that make certain behaviors illegal. These can include:
You will receive a ticket. A court officer then orders one of the following actions :