Circuit Court Clerk - Criminal Cases
The Criminal Division of the Circuit Court handles all felony cases, misdemeanor cases originating by Grand Jury action, as well as misdemeanor appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Traffic infractions are handled by the General District Court, which is a separate entity with its own Clerk's Office. Only when traffic cases are appealed from the General District or Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court do they fall under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. Therefore, before contacting the Circuit Court to inquire about the status of a traffic infraction case or pre-payment of a traffic fine, it is important to ascertain beforehand which Court has jurisdiction. This will prevent any unnecessary delay in processing. Unlike the District Courts that have separate traffic dockets, the Circuit Court integrates traffic infraction appeals into its criminal docket.
Please be advised that the Circuit Court Clerk's Office is not in a position to provide information regarding criminal charges or case dispositions over the telephone or via e-mail.
NOTE: Effective March 28, 2013, any liability associated with errors contained in the following documents rests with the Judges’ Chambers, which has responsibility for their preparation:
• Criminal Court Orders
• Protective Orders
• Jail papers denoting case dispositions, continuances, release from custody, etc.
• Capiases to Show Cause
• Rules to Show Cause
• Summonses for Direct Indictment of Misdemeanors/Traffic Offenses
• Restricted Operator Licenses