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What Is A Michigan Criminal Record?

A Michigan criminal record serves as a record of information on a person’s illegal activity, including run-ins with the police and convictions in court. This material is intended to serve as a record for different reasons by the state and federal authorities. More common uses can be identifying individuals or possibly tracking down potential individuals in unsolved crimes. Criminal records in Michigan are also used by judges when determining sentences in the case of repeat offenders. More recently, criminal records have become the main emphasis when someone is running a background check. Background checks can be used to determine if job applicants have a criminal record, traffic violations, fraud cases, and other things.

Michigan Arrest and Criminal Records at the state level.

Criminal court records: There is no statewide criminal court records system in Michigan. But about half the counties offer online databases online at the local level. (See county information below). Some counties are a part of this system https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection which offers a free docket search.

Statewide Criminal History Check: Michigan has a system called ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool). This is a statewide name-based criminal background check. The cost is $10 per search. See https://apps.michigan.gov/.

Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Records: http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2.aspx

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry: http://www.communitynotification.com/cap_main.php?office=55242/

Michigan Criminal Records at the county level.

Wayne County – Detroit
3rd Circuit Court (Felony)
313-224-2683
1441 St Antoine, Rm 901 Detroit, MI 48226
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Free Criminal Record Docket Check Online – https://www.3rdcc.org/odyssey-public-access-(opa)
Other Court Houses in the County – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection
Wayne County Sheriff
Jail Inmate Records – http://50.239.65.109/NewWorld.InmateInquiry/MI8218200
Detroit Police Department
Detroit Police Department Records and Reports (Crash Report and Crime Reports) – https://detroitmi.gov/departments/police-department/detroit-police-department-records-and-reports

Oakland County – Pontiac
6th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
248-858-0581
1200 N Telegraph Rd Pontiac, MI 48341
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Free Criminal Record Check Online – https://courtexplorer.oakgov.com/OaklandCounty

50th District Court (Misdemeanor)
248-758-3820
70 N Saginaw Pontiac, MI 48342
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms
Other Court Houses in the County – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
Inmates Currently Incarcerated – https://www.oakgov.com/sheriff/Corrections-Courts/Inmate-Locator/Pages/default.aspx
Records Unit – https://www.oakgov.com/sheriff/Corrections-Courts/Pages/Records-Unit.aspx
OCSO Most Wanted Fugitives – https://www.oakgov.com/sheriff/Law-Enforcement/Pages/OCSO-Most-Wanted-Fugitives.aspx

Macomb County – Mt Clemens
16th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
586-469-5199
40 N Main St Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/circuitcourt-courtview
37th District Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic)
586-757-8333
7070 E Ten Mile Rd Center Line, MI 48015
Ways to Search: Fax, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: No
Other Court Houses in the County – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection
Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Roster – https://sheriff.macombgov.org/Sheriff-InmateLocator
Records Office – https://sheriff.macombgov.org/Sheriff-RecordsOffice

Kent County – Grand Rapids
17th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
616-632-5480
180 Ottawa Ave NW, #2400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: No
Criminal Record Check Online – https://www.accesskent.com/CourtNameSearch/ and https://www.accesskent.com/CCHearing/
61st District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
PHONE: 616-632-5700
180 Ottawa Ave NW, #1400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://records.grcourt.org/fullcourtweb/start.do
Other Court Houses in the County – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection
Kent County Sheriff’s Office
Booking Records – Kent County Sheriff’s Office

Genesee County – Flint
7th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family)
810-257-3220
900 S Saginaw St Flint, MI 48502
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Online.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/roaccsinq/default.aspx
67th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
810-257-3170
630 S Saginaw, Ste 124 Flint, MI 48502
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/roawebinq/default.aspx
Other Court Houses in the County – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/CourtSelection

Washtenaw County – Ann Arbor
22nd Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
734-222-3024
101 E Huron St, Room 1106 Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Free Criminal Record Check Online – https://tcweb.ewashtenaw.org/PublicAccess/default.aspx
14B District Court (Misdemeanor)
734-483-1333
7200 S Huron River Dr Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: No
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms
15th District Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance Violation)
734-794-6750
301 E Huron Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: No
Criminal Record Check Online – https://www.a2gov.org/departments/15D/online-services/Pages/Case-Search.aspx
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
Records Request – https://www.washtenaw.org/1530/Records-Request

Ingham County – Mason
30th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
517-483-6500
313 W Kalamazoo Lansing, MI 48933
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Phone.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://courts.ingham.org/CourtRecordSearch/
55th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
517-676-8400
700 Buhl St Mason, MI 48854
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms

Ottawa County – Grand Haven
20th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
616-846-8315
414 Washington Ave, Rm 320 Grand Haven, MI 49417
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://www.miottawa.org/CourtRecordLookup/
58th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
616-846-8280
414 Washington Ave Grand Haven, MI 49417
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://www.miottawa.org/CourtRecordLookup/
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Current Jail / Arrest Records Lookup – https://www.miottawa.org/InmateLookup/
Crash and Criminal Reports – https://miottawa.org/Sheriff/records.htm
Incident Map – https://gis.miottawa.org/ottawa/wab/incidentmapping/

Kalamazoo County – Kalamazoo
9th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
269-383-8837
227 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ways to Search: In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
8th District Court (Misdemeanor)
269-384-8171
227 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ways to Search: Online, In person.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Arrest Records – http://jail.kalcounty.com/
Police Reports – https://www.kalcounty.com/sheriff/policereports.htm

Saginaw County – Saginaw
10th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family)
989-790-5540
111 S Michigan Ave Saginaw, MI 48602
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Free Criminal Record Check Online – https://secure.saginawcounty.com/CourtInformation/CourtCaseSearch.aspx?Court=CIRCUIT
70th District Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
989-790-5385
111 S Michigan Ave, Rm 319 Saginaw, MI 48602
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://secure.saginawcounty.com/CourtInformation/CourtCaseSearch.aspx

Livingston County – Howell
44th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
517-546-9816
204 S Highlander Way #4 Howell, MI 48843
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
53 District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
517-548-1000
204 S Highlander Way, #1 Howell, MI 48843
Ways to Search: Online, In person.
Terminals for Public: Yes

Muskegon County – Muskegon
14th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
231-724-6251
990 Terrace St Muskegon, MI 49442
Ways to Search: Mail, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
60th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
231-724-6294
990 Terrace Muskegon, MI 49442
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms
Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office
Current Arrests – https://muskegon.policetocitizen.com/Inmates/Catalog

St Clair County – Port Huron
31st Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
810-985-2200
201 McMorran Blvd, Rm 1100 Port Huron, MI 48060
Ways to Search: Online, In-person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://webinquiry.courts.michigan.gov/WIGroups/Agree?Name=C31
72nd District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
810-985-2076
201 McMorran Blvd, Rm 2900 Port Huron, MI 48060
Ways to Search: Online, In person.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://stclaircounty.org/DCS/search.aspx

Jackson County – Jackson
4th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
517-788-4382
312 S Jackson St Jackson, MI 49201
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Phone.
Terminals for Public: No
Criminal Record Check Online – https://www.co.jackson.mi.us/1278/Case-Information
12th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
517-788-4260
312 S Jackson St. Jackson, MI 49201
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: No
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms

Berrien County – St. Joseph
County Trial Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
269-983-7111
811 Port St St Joseph, MI 49085
Ways to Search: Fax, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: No
County Trial Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims)
269-983-7111
811 Port St, Courthouse St Joseph, MI 49085
Ways to Search: In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Berrien County Sheriff’s Department
Inmate Arrests – http://www.bcsheriff.org/558/Inmate-Search

Monroe County – Monroe
38th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
734-240-7020
106 E 1st St Monroe, MI 48161
Ways to Search: In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
1st District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
734-240-7090
106 E 1st St Monroe, MI 48161
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms

Calhoun County – Marshall
37th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
269-969-6518
161 E Michigan Ave Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms
10th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
269-969-6666
161 E Michigan Ave Battle Creek, MI 49014
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/district_court/register_of_actions_lookup/

Allegan County – Allegan
48th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile)
269-673-0300
113 Chestnut St Allegan, MI 49010
Ways to Search: Fax, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
57th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
269-673-0400
113 Chestnut St Allegan, MI 49010
Ways to Search: Online, In person.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms

Bay County – Bay City
18th Circuit Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family)
989-895-4265
1230 Washington Ave, #725 Bay City, MI 48708-5737
Ways to Search: Online, In person, Mail.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://www.baycountycourts.com/
74th District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic)
989-895-4232
1230 Washington Ave Bay City, MI 48708
Ways to Search: Online, In person.
Terminals for Public: Yes
Criminal Record Check Online – http://www.baycountycourts.com/

Most Common Crimes Which Show up on Michigan Arrest Records.

Michigan Drug-Related Crimes
In the present-day world, a lot of people suffer from drug addiction or misuse at some stage in their lives. When someone carries a drug-related crime on their criminal record, it means they have been using, producing, or selling drugs that have been legally considered unlawful substances. Some cases of drug offenses involve selling pain pills unlawfully, maintaining a meth lab, or using cocaine at a party. Since there are a wide variety of kinds of prohibited drug activities, there are various drug crimes.

Michigan Larceny / Theft
Theft may also be referred to as larceny. Within the law, larceny occurs when someone unlawfully takes another individual’s belongings without having any goal of returning it. Variations of larceny can be found; however, the fundamental definition will involve the illegitimate taking someone else’s property from a place that is not their home and without resorting to any force to do so. Robbery, burglary, and larceny are all distinct crimes. Robbery occurs when someone makes use of force or threatens to use force in the taking of possessions. A burglary occurs an individual unlawfully enters a property or other property for the purpose of taking something.

Michigan Burglary
Any time a person enters a residence or business for the intended objective of committing a criminal act, then the charges are recorded as burglary. They don’t really need to bust a window or pick a lock to get in. Walking through an open entry will still prompt offices to submit charges according to this classification.

Michigan Robbery
Robbery differs from theft in that it involves stealing property directly from an individual who is bodily present. As an example, a scenario involving armed men who forcefully demands cash from a bank teller fits the definition of ‘robbery’ because of intent, threat or use of force and direct removal of money from the person.

Michigan Assault/Battery
Assault happens when somebody purposes to terrify someone else by threatening to cause them bodily harm. As an example, if an individual threatens to “beat someone up’, they are assaulting them under the statutes of U.S. law. If they actually proceed with their plans and do injure the victim, then it is a charge of a battery. Typically, assault and battery are charged as one single assault statute in a number of states.

Michigan DWI/DUI
In every state, it’s a crime to operate an automobile while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, which includes prescription drugs. The offense is referred to as Driving under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or some other term, depending upon the state.

Michigan Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct is doing any action that will interrupt the peaceful, calm, and enjoyment of other folks. The regulations regarding this act change from each state and municipality, but it is largely any nonpeaceful situation.

Michigan Criminal Traffic Violations
A charge of criminal traffic offense may be applied anytime a driver is thought of violating traffic code in a way that justifies a conviction of a misdemeanor crime. Criminal traffic crimes could cause a motorist to be placed under arrest. Among the most prevalent traffic violations include Driving under the influence, dangerous driving, intentionally driving with an invalid license and fleeing a car accident scene with damage to another vehicle.

Michigan Fraud
Numerous people participate in fraud as a means to manipulate or bamboozle people out of their money or property. It really is cheating or swindling another man or woman. Depending on the specific act, the fraud charge may be either criminal or civic. In the case that the crime is presented by a government prosecutor, it’s a criminal charge, while the victim independently could file for a civil charge. From time to time, the individuals who have perpetrated fraud may be charged in both forms of cases.

Michigan Vandalism
Vandalism will involve willfully demolishing, defacing, or altering someone else’s property. A person can be charged with vandalism if he or she has spray-painted another individual’s property, defaced general public property like a recreation area bench, scraped or keyed a vehicle, or slashed someone’s tires. Being in possession of a means to commit vandalism can also result in a person being charged with this transgression.

Types of Michigan Arrest Records

Michigan Infractions Records
A minor offense code is given when someone violates a regulation within a state or city jurisdiction. Typically, the infraction is over a local traffic rule. These are generally minimal violations that aren’t regarded as major criminal acts. Typically called civil offenses, jail time, is rarely used as punishment, and the individual is directed to pay fees to compensate for their wrongdoing.

Michigan Misdemeanor Arrest
The main difference between a misdemeanor and a felony depends on the extent of punishment that may be used, as specified by the laws of individual areas. Typically, crimes with a possible jail sentence of up to 12 months are classified as misdemeanors, as opposed to felonies are often defined as criminal acts with a possible jail sentence in excess of 12 months. The court may make the call on whether a criminal offense is recognized as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Michigan Felony Arrest
If an individual commits a felony, common law states that it’s a criminal offense that could be reprimanded by at least a year in prison compared to the less-serious misdemeanor which only earns less than a year in jail. The variation among the two sentences ranges according to which state you reside in.

Michigan Juvenile Arrest
Young people and also older adults that got in trouble with the authorities as minors often wonder whether or not they can have their records sealed or expunged. In many cases, sealing or expunging a record is possible. However, in some states, there’s an obvious distinction concerning the two terms. Sealing records suggests that they will be challenging for other people to gain access to. Expungement, in contrast, will involve eliminating or removing them from the record completely.

Michigan Arrest Warrant
Whenever an individual is wanted for committing a criminal offense or perhaps the suspicion of unlawful acts, then the district attorney may file a request in court for an arrest warrant. The warrant allows the police the right to bring the person to jail and hold them till they can see a judge. There are often limitations on how the warrants can be served, for example, bench warrants are only delivered on routine traffic stops or whenever a person is brought in on other issues. However, a warrant for murder and other substantial crimes will cause a manhunt to bring the individual into custody. The sort of transgression dictates the vocabulary of the warrant.

Difference Between Prison vs Jail Arrests in Michigan
A prison sentence and a jail sentence differ in that jails are usually used by community administrators for brief holding purposes whereas prisons are meant for extended sentences. Jails are occasionally additionally used for criminals expecting trial.

Expungement of Records in Michigan see https://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119-9741_12798-201926–,00.html
Everyone needs a fresh start sometimes and, as a result of record expungement, that is possible even for those who have committed crimes. When someone has their records expunged, the crimes no longer exist officially and therefore are no longer accessible to the general public. Typically, expungement may be possible for charges, arrests, and modest convictions; however, this is different from region to region. Several states even allow for felony expungements.

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