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Search criminal histories by name and date of birth. Registration is required and a fee applies.
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Search 54A District Court (Lansing) records by name. Select "Lansing" from the list of court systems to begin.
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View 54A District Court (Lansing) active warrants by name, data of birth, charge, and case number.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
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Published opinions and orders
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Search Michigan Attorney General opinions from 1963 to present. Search by full text, keyword, subject, headnote, or opinion number.
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Self help, legal research, general information
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Search Michigan Court Rules and other rules related to court procedure, including the regulation of lawyers and judges, by keyword; view rules by rule type and chapter.
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The State Bar of Michigan offers legal information organized by topic including Consumer, Criminal, Debt, Elder, Family, Identity Theft, Immigration, Landlord/Tenant, and Wills and Trusts. Additional links include Finding a Lawyer, Finding a Law Library, legal research resources, and Michigan legal websites.
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Search for legal information articles by keyword, or browse by topic including Criminal, Domestic Violence, Elder, Family, Housing, Benefits, Consumer, Employment, Immigration, Native American, and more. Some materials are available in Arabic or Spanish.
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View information about going to court, including interpreter and disability accommodation requests and other general court issues. View tips for finding legal information, collecting money on a judgment, and general information about court procedure including civil case filing and response, court hearings, and mediation. Links are in the left column.
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View information about small claims cases, with a link to the Small Claims Self Help Center which has procedural instructions and downloadable forms.
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Find information on alternative dispute resolution in Michigan, including the Community Dispute Resolution Program and a list of mediation centers by county.
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Search Michigan statutes and the Michigan Constitution by section or statute number, name, chapter, or keyword. Links to advanced search, Public Acts search, and index of chapters are in the left column.
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View information about the State Law Library including available resources, document copying and delivery, and links to online legal research resources. A directory of local law libraries by region, with links to their websites, is also available.
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View information about various types of cases including civil, civil infraction, custody, divorce, eviction, support, felony, misdemeanor, paternity, personal protection, small claims, name change, emancipation, and setting aside convictions. Links to the case types are in the left column.
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View information about having an adult criminal record set aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
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View information about having a juvenile record aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
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View a guide to Michigan Landlord/Tenant laws and regulations.
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View information about eviction cases including landlords' and tenants' rights, reasons for eviction, and procedure. Follow links to Self Help Centers for Nonpayment of Rent, Damage to Rental Property/Health Hazard, Recovering Possession or Terminating Tenancy, Illegal Drug Activity, and Mobile Home issues.
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View information about Problem Solving Courts, which are programs of Circuit and District Courts that provide alternatives to incarceration, such as treatment, education, and community service for some offenders. Types of programs include Drug, DWI, and Family Dependency Court; Mental Health Court; Veterans Treatment Court; Community Court; and other types such as Child Support Court, Domestic Violence Court, Gambling Court, Gun Court, Homeless Court, Teen Court, and Truancy Court. Links are in the left column.
Tribal Court Information broken link ?
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Consumer Protection Guide broken link ?
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about rights, legal action, types of consumer issues, and a directory of helpful agencies.
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The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about various types of consumer issues, tips, alerts, brochures, and instructions for filing various types of complaint forms.
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The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about crime victims' rights and compensation, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional state and local services and resources.
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Michigan Legal Help offers information by topic including Family, Protection from Abuse, Housing, Consumer, Expungement, Benefits, and Tax. Links to local Self-Help Centers, community services, and courts are provided by county.
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The Prosecuting Attorney's Association of Michigan offers information for crime victims and witnesses, including a glossary of criminal terms, tips for testifying in court, the steps in a criminal case, and victim rights including compensation and answers to frequently asked questions.
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View information about the Basic Driver Improvement Course program, which can keep points off driving records of eligible offenders who complete the course. A link to course providers is included.
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The Michigan Department of Corrections offers information about the parole consideration process, victim notification, crime victims' rights, a victims' compensation application form, brochures, and links to agencies that serve victims.
54A District Court (Lansing) Civil Cases broken link ?
View information about civil cases in 54A District Court (Lansing), including small claims and landlord/tenant cases. Links are in the left column.
54A District Court (Lansing) Traffic Cases broken link ?
View information about traffic cases in 54A District Court (Lansing), including how to respond to a traffic ticket, court appearances, motions to set aside, and waivers for license, registration, and equipment tickets. A link to methods of payment is in the left column.
54A District Court (Lansing) Sobrierty Court broken link ?
View information about the Sobriety Court program offered through 54A District Court (Lansing).
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View information about criminal cases in 54A District Court (Lansing), including misdemeanors, felonies, adjournments, formal hearings, and record requests. Links are in the left column.
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View information about probation in 54A District Court (Lansing), including the Victim Impact Panel and probation-related forms. Links are in the left column.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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The Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Economic Crimes Unit offers information about its Bad Check Diversion Program, with tips for merchants, description of the program, and links to applicable forms.
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View information about lawyer referral services, Legal Assistance Centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search broken link ?
The State Bar of Michigan offers a search of legal service providers by type of service and county, with contact information and links to organizations' websites. These organizations provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents.
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View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and legal issue.
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The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board offers online access to notices of discipline, disability, and reinstatement since October 1978 by attorney last name.
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The State Bar of Michigan offers a statewide lawyer referral service by phone or online request, and contact information for local lawyer referral services by county.
A Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer broken link ?
View this publication from the State Bar of Michigan that helps the reader decide when it is necessary to hire a lawyer, and how to find and hire a lawyer.
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Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, address, member type, or member number. Additional search options include committee and section membership. Use the "geographic roster" links in the left column to view a list of member lawyers by city.
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View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan attorney, judge, Friend of the Court, or other court personnel.
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The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of a judge for misconduct.
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The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Forms and related information
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View and download forms for various legal issues and general court procedure. Categories of available forms include, but are not limited to: civil, criminal, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, landlord/tenant, mental health, motor vehicle, name change, personal protection, and small claims. Forms are organized by subject and may be searched by form number or form name.
Attorney Complaint Form and Information broken link ?
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission provides instructions and a form to request an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Judge Complaint Form and Information broken link ?
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.
Online fine payments