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The 15th District Court handles misdemeanor cases arising in the city of Ann Arbor, including on University of Michigan property.

There are three judges at the 15th District Court, Judge Karen Valvo, Judge Elizabeth Hines, and Judge Joseph Burke.

Judge Hines presides of the domestic violence docket. Judge Burke presides over all operating while intoxicated and drunk driving cases, as well as the sobriety Court.

Cases in the 15th District Court are brought by either the State of Michigan or the City of Ann Arbor.

The Court has jurisdiction over preliminary examinations in felony cases, and those are held at the 14A-1 Service Center. Felony cases moving past the district court stage proceed to the Washtenaw County Circuit Court.

The 15th District Court is located at 301 E Huron St #4, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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Call Sam Bernstein at 734-883-9584 or e-mail at

Sam Bernstein is an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney.

ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

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