Articles Tagged with Rochester Hills District Court

The 52/3 District Court (which is also referred to as the Rochester Hills District Court) is located at 700 Barclay Circle in the city of Rochester Hills, Michigan.  The jurisdiction of the 52/3 District Court covers the following communities: Addison Township; Auburn Hills; Lake Angelus; Oakland Township; Orion Township; Oxford Township; Rochester; Rochester Hills;   Village of Lake Orion; Village of Leonard; Village of Oxford.  The three presiding Judges are the Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, the Honorable Nancy Tolwin Carniak, and the Honorable Lisa L. Asadoorian.  The court also has magistrates that handle informal hearings concerning traffic tickets, arraignments for criminal matters, small claims cases, and warrant requests.

The normal business hours for the 52/3 District Court are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  The 52/3 District Court is closed for most legal holidays.

52/3 District Court General Telephone Number: 248-853-5553

 The 52nd District Court – 3rd Division (which is also referred to as the Rochester Hills District Court or the 52-3 District Court) is located at 700 Barclay Circle in the city of Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Court serves the citizens of Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Lake Angelus, Addison Township, Orion Township, Oakland Township and Oxford Township, and handles civil, criminal, nuisance, zoning, and traffic offenses that are alleged to have occurred in those locations.  There is also a probation department within the 52-3 District Court to assist the Judges with individuals that have pending criminal cases before the Court and probationary sentences. The hours of operation for the Court are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The Court is closed for all legal holidays. For persons that are not attorneys, camera phones are not permitted in the building.
The traffic division of the 52nd 3rd Division District Court processes tickets and citations written by local police agencies, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, and Michigan State Police officers. Non-criminal traffic violations can be paid at the 52-3 District Court, contested at an informal hearing without a lawyer (which usually occurs before the magistrate), or contested at a formal hearing before a Judge. The traffic division for the 52-3 District Court can be reached at (248) 853-5553.  If you chose not to contest a ticket for a civil infraction, it can be paid online if not past the due date at
You have the right to hire an experienced traffic lawyer for purposes of a formal hearing; a city attorney or assistant Oakland County prosecutor represents the interests of the police department that issued the ticket or citation. An experienced traffic lawyer can, in many instances, negotiate a resolution to the ticket that carries less or no points in lieu of going forward with a hearing. For non-criminal traffic offenses a public defender is not provided.
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