24th District Court     


 

Warrant Division

The following topics are addressed in regard to arrest warrants:

Hours
Overview
Types of Warrants
Clearing a Warrant
Warrant Team

 


Hours

The Warrant Division is open during regular court hours, from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM weekdays, excluding holidays.  The Warrant Division may be reached by telephone at (313) 928-0535 x 228 or x 229.

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Overview

An arrest warrant may be issued by the 24th District Court under several circumstances, described below.  If you receive a citation from any law enforcement agency that falls under the 24th District Court's jurisdiction (within the cities of Allen Park or Melvindale) and fail to properly resolve the matter, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.  This warrant is valid across the entire state of Michigan, and any law enforcement officer may arrest you, (even if the reason for contact with the officer is unrelated to the warrant).

If the 24th District Court issues a warrant for your arrest, you will be notified in writing within fourteen days of issuance.  It is important to make sure that your address is up-to-date with the Michigan Secretary of State, because without a proper address, you may be unaware that the court has issued a warrant in your name.   Even if you are not aware that a warrant exists, you will still be held liable for all of the terms and conditions of that warrant.

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Types of Warrants

There are several circumstances under which a warrant may be issued for your arrest.  The following section lists some circumstances for which a warrant may be issued by the 24th District Court:

A warrant may also be issued by a local police department if they are able to provide sufficient evidence to a judge to demonstrate probable cause that you committed a crime.

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Clearing the Warrant

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, or if you think you may have an outstanding warrant, the best course of action is to contact the court immediately.  Any delays in clearing the mater could result in further court sanctions, costing you more money or jail time.  You could also have your driving privileges suspended if the warrant was issued for a traffic violation, whcih could result in being charged with another crime (driving with a suspended license) that may result in additional legal problems.  If you have a warrant for your arrest, there are three ways to cancel it:

If you are incarcerated and have an outstanding warrant with the 24th District Court, you can request a plea by mail under certain circumstances.  Contact the warrant division at the number listed on the top of this page for more information.

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Warrant Team

The 24th District Court has established a warrant team to encourage compliance with court orders.  The warrant team consists of a group of officers who serve warrants by paying a visit to the defendant's home or place of business in an effort to make arrests or collect outstanding fines and costs owed to the court.  If you have an unresolved matter with the court, you could receive a visit from the warrant team.   The officers could come at any time, and are authorized to make arrests if you do not pay any outstanding fines and costs immediately.

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