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This page lists online resources for the 43rd District Court - Ferndale, online resources applicable to courts generally in Oakland County, Michigan, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.


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Setting Aside an Adult Conviction
View information about having an adult criminal record set aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
Setting Aside a Juvenile Adjudication
View information about having a juvenile record aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
Landlord/Tenant Information
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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
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Consumer Protection Guide
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about rights, legal action, types of consumer issues, and a directory of helpful agencies.
Consumer Protection Information
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Victim Help
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Victim/Witness Information
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.
Driver Improvement Course
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.
Crime Victim Information
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.
43rd District Court (Ferndale) Civil Cases
View information about civil cases in 43rd District Court (Ferndale), including general civil, landlord-tenant, and small claims.
43rd District Court (Ferndale) Criminal Cases
View information about criminal cases in 43rd District Court (Ferndale).
43rd District Court (Ferndale) Traffic Cases
View information about traffic ticket cases in 43rd District Court (Ferndale), including plea options, fine payments, and hearings.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Oakland County Lawyer Referral
The Oakland County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, including a free initial consultation.
Oakland County Legal Aid
View information about various agencies that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Oakland County.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, Legal Assistance Centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search
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.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and legal issue.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board offers online access to notices of discipline, disability, and reinstatement since October 1978 by attorney last name.
Lawyer Referral Services
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
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.
Lawyer Directory
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Complaints Against Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan attorney, judge, Friend of the Court, or other court personnel.
Complaints Against Judges
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of a judge for misconduct.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.

Forms and related information

Online Court Forms
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
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission provides instructions and a form to request an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Judge Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.

Online fine payments

Pay 43rd District Court (Ferndale) Fines and Costs
Pay 43rd District Court (Ferndale) fines and costs online. A service fee applies.
Pay 43rd District Court (Ferndale) Traffic Tickets
Pay 43rd District Court (Ferndale) traffic tickets online. An access fee applies.

For information on other public records in Oakland County, Michigan see the Oakland County, Michigan Public Records Directory
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