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The city of Pontiac is located in Oakland County, as well as the county seat, with a population of 59,887 and 20.28 square miles.
Pontiac is best known throughout history for its General Motors automobile plants. The Pontiac Motor Division was a primary automobile assembly plant where Pontiac cars were produced and named after the city. Pontiac is also home to the Pontiac Silverdome that hosted the Detroit Lions of the NFL from 1975 until 2002.
There are 22 K-12 schools in Pontiac, MI, including 19 public schools. Pontiac public schools belong to seven districts, Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac School District, Great Lakes Academy School District, Life Skills Center of Pontiac School District, Pontiac Academy School District, Pontiac School District, Walton Charter School District and Waterford School District.
Oakland County Circuit Court- The Circuit Court is a division of the state judiciary and serves as a trial court of general jurisdiction serving all the citizens of Oakland County.
It hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as appeals from the District Court, Probate Court, family law cases and administrative agencies.
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341-0404
District Court- The 50th District Court is a State of Michigan Court which is administered by four elected District Judges who serve 6 year terms.
The District Court has jurisdiction of all City Ordinance violations and State Law Misdemeanors. The Court also conducts Preliminary Examinations of Felony Cases. In Civil matters, this court has jurisdiction of all Civil cases where the amount claimed is up to $25,000.00, Small Claims cases up to $5000.00, and a Landlord/Tenant division. The Court handles garnishments as well as eviction proceedings, land contract and mortgage foreclosures. In Small Claims matters, litigants agree to waive their rights to a jury, rules of evidence, representation by a lawyer and the right to appeal from the District Judge’s decision. Small Claims cases are heard by a judge, who makes the final decision.
The 50th District Court Probation Department is responsible for the supervision of all individuals placed on Probation by the District Judges. Presently there are nearly 1,500 active cases.
Juries in District Court are limited to six members. In criminal cases verdicts must be unanimous.
BROWN AND BROWN, PLC is a diverse firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan representing clients in Michigan primarily in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County. Our firm has over 25 years of district court and circuit court trial and litigation experience. We are dedicated to providing quality and competent legal representation to all of our clients. We focus on Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Probate Wills, Personal Injury, Estates, Trusts, and Business Law/Litigation.
At Brown and Brown, PLC our focus is on making sure that we do our very best for each and every client. Our firm is licensed to practice in all courts in the state of Michigan including the Federal Courts and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. For help with all your Pontiac legal problems, please call the attorneys at Brown and Brown, PLC today at 248-454-1120 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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