If you are being charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Berkley, your case will be heard at the 44th District Court located at 400 E. 11 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067. If you are being charged with a misdemeanor you could face up to a year in the county jail. Common misdemeanor charges are domestic violence, assault, battery, retail fraud, DUI, OWI, drunk driving, drug offenses, marijuana offenses, disorderly conduct, and other commonly charged offenses.
There are two judges in the 44th District Court: Judge Derek Meinecke and Judge James Wittenberg.
If you are charged with a felony, such as felonious assault, embezzlement, drug offenses, criminal sexual conduct, homicide, or other felonies, your case will begin in the 44th District Court for an arraignment, a Probable Cause Conference, and then a Preliminary Exam. If the case is not dismissed, it will proceed to the Oakland County Circuit Court located at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac, MI 48340
Barnwell Law is extremely well-known in the 44th District Court. Bill Barnwell has served for years as a leader in the city and county's non-profit community and is highly involved in community leadership throughout Royal Oak, Berkley, and Oakland County. Bill Barnwell is respected by his peers in Oakland County and the 44th District Court.
If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Oakland County, it is important you contact Barnwell Law today at (810) 394-2952 to begin a strong and effective defense for your case.