The Court System
General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts have jurisdiction of felony preliminary hearings, misdemeanors, juvenile matters, and traffic offenses.
Felony cases begin in General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and progress to the Grand Jury and then proceed on to the Circuit Court. Felony cases can also begin by Direct Indictment before the Grand Jury.
GENERAL DISTRICT / JUVENILE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURTS
Preliminary Hearing / Misdemeanor Plea and Sentencing
Grand Jury Hearing
Jury Trial / Guilty Plea
Prison / Probation