14A District Court, Michigan

14A District Court

The 14A District Court serves all of Washtenaw County, except the City of Ann Arbor and the Township of Ypsilanti.

Our Vision:  Safe, efficient, and effective adjudication.

Matters heard include but are not limited to:

  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • Civil Cases where the amount in dispute is less than $25,001
  • Small Claim Disputes
  • Traffic Offenses (Civil Infractions)
  • Summary Proceedings (Landlord-Tenant, Land Contract, etc.)
  • Arraignments in Misdemeanor and Felony Cases
  • Preliminary Examinations

The VIP dates have changed for September and October

The correct dates for the rest of the year are

October 7th, and November 20th

If you received a referral for September 18th or October 16th, please adjust your schedule to attend either October 7th or November 20th

Please be advised as of September 1, 2014, there will be a change in probation agents court assignments as follows:

14A1 District Court, Agent Cristela Scanlon – email: scanlonc@ewashtenaw.org

14A2 District Court, Agent Jill Settles – email settlesj@ewashtenaw.org,

14A3 District Court, Agent Jennifer Yeakey – email yeakeyj@ewashtenaw.org

14A4 District Court, Agent Jennifer Yeakey – email yeakeyj@ewashtenaw.org

Looking for information about the new Online Ticket Mediation for Pittsfield Township Citations?

To utilize this new option, please follow this link:         https://www.courtinnovations.com/14A1

 

*****NEW to 14A*****

 

Beginning Monday, June 16th, the 14A District Courts will have drop boxes available near the entrances of all locations so that payments can be made after hours.  There will be envelopes available, but please make sure that you fill out the envelope including case/ticket number so that we can make sure to credit the proper account.  Also, please make sure to only deposit check or money order.  DO NOT deposit cash. 

Beginning on Monday May 19th, the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township is launching a pilot project only for those civil infractions issued by the Pittsfield Township Police Department.  This pilot project will allow you to possibly mediate a resolution to your ticket without having to go to court.

 Traditionally, receiving a ticket means you have three choices:  pay the ticket, go to court and admit responsibility with explanation or deny responsibility or set your ticket for a Prehearing Conference to possibly mediate your ticket.  However, very few people have the time to go to court.  According to 14A District Court Administrator Bob Ciolek, “We are often willing to mediate the ticket but most drivers cannot take a day off during the week to attend court in person.”  The court and law enforcement is targeting this problem by allowing people who receive tickets to mediate using its Online Mediation System.

 

The system is first-of-its-kind technology, developed at The University of Michigan Law School to help litigants interact with courts, without needing to hire an attorney. Inventors Professor JJ Prescott and Ben Gubernick were motivated by a desire to make it easier for people to engage with the justice system. "Courts have so much potential to influence people's lives for the better,” Professor Prescott said. "The challenge is removing barriers to access."

 

For now, Online Mediation is only available for tickets issued by the Pittsfield Township Police Department, but the court hopes to expand the service to its other court locations in the coming months. "I'm excited about the potential," Ciolek said. "It's a new way of providing service to the community, but one that definitely opens the court's doors to more people."

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