3B District Court: Criminal Division

Criminal Division Topics

* Criminal in General
* Limited Jurisdiction for Felonies
* Bail - Bond & Conditional Release

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Criminal in General

The 3 B District Court has jurisdiction of all misdemeanors committed in St. Joseph County by anyone 17 years old or older. This includes all cities, townships and villages within St. Joseph County. Cases handled in this division include major traffic and misdemeanor offenses, liquor, conservation, watercraft, and animal violations. Most of these violations require a personal appearance before a Judge or Magistrate.


Limited Jurisdiction for Felonies

The 3 B District Court has jurisdiction to conduct an arraignment and a preliminary examination over all felonies committed in St. Joseph County by anyone 17 years old or older. A preliminary examination is held to establish probable cause that a felony was committed and probable cause to believe that the defendant committed the felony.


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District Court Judges

Jeffrey C. Middleton - Chief Judge
Robert K. Pattison

District Court Administrator

Tabitha Wedge

Magistrate/Judicial Associate

Mark Books
Autumne Keifer
Tabitha Wedge

District Court Probation Officers

Gina Wagner
Daniel Frazine
Autumne Keifer

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 67
Centreville, MI 49032

Office Information

3B District Court
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Courts' Building - First Floor
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Hours: M-Th, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Numbers:
Criminal Division: (269) 467-5627
Traffic Division: (269) 467-5503
Probation Division: (269) 467-5541
Civil Division: (269) 467-5505
Fax Number: (269) 467-5611