2nd Circuit Court - Berrien County



Circuit Court

1 - 2nd Circuit Court
Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port St.
St. Joseph MI49085
269.983.7111
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1 - 5th District Court
1205 North Front St.
Niles MI49120
269.684.5274
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21 N. Elm Street
Three Oaks MI49128
269.756.1413
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3 - 5th District Court
Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port St.
St. Joseph MI49085
269.983.7111
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Michigan Court of Appeals

Third District
State of Michigan Bldg
350 Ottowa, NW
Grand Rapids MI49503-2349
616.456.1167
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2nd Judicial Circuit of Michigan - Berrien County

Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7111 ex. 8395

http://berriencounty.org/Courts

Criminal Division

The Criminal Division hears misdemeanor and felony crimes involving adults. The Criminal Division also handles civil infraction traffic proceedings. There are separate dockets for felony drug cases and misdemeanor domestic violence cases.

Hon. Sterling R. Schrock
Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division
Berrien County Courthouse - First Floor
811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085-1192
Criminal:  269-982-8682
Traffic:  269-982-8680
Fax: 269-982-8643

http://berriencounty.org/Courts/CriminalDivision


Domestic Violence Court

Hon. Angela M. Pasula, Presiding Judge

The Trial Court's Criminal Division has a separate docket, referred to as the Domestic Violence Court, which handles all misdemeanor charges of domestic violence filed in northern Berrien County. Judge Gary J. Bruce presides over the Domestic Violence Court at the St. Joseph courthouse. Having a specialized court permits domestic violence cases to come to trial quickly so that those cases are decided not only fairly but swiftly.

Cases typically come to trial within three weeks of arrest. Prompt court action enhances the safety of domestic violence survivors and leads to prompt punishment and treatment of convicted offenders.


Drug Court

Hon. Angela M. Pasula, Presiding Judge


Family Division

Hon. Thomas E. Nelson, Presiding Judge
Berrien County Courthouse - Fourth Floor
811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085-1192
Phone: 269-982-8613
Fax: 269-982-8644

The Family Division hears cases involving estates of deceased persons, probating wills, commitments of persons alleged to be mentally ill, protection of legally incapacitated persons, adoptions, personal protection orders, divorce, custody and paternity, delinquency, and abuse and neglect of children. The Family Division also handles juvenile criminal cases.


Berrien County Prosecutor
Berrien County Courthouse 2nd Floor
811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Phone: (269) 983-7111
Fax: (269) 983-5757
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Arthur J. Cotter
Berrien County Prosecutor

http://www.berriencounty.org/ProsecutingAttorney


 




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