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You failed to contact the court in the appropriate time period after you received a traffic violation. If you wish to dispute this ticket, you will need to post a bond in cash or by money order within 14 days of the default date.
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The 56A District Court is located on the first floor of the Eaton County Courthouse, which is located at:1045 Independence BoulevardCharlotte, MI 48813
There are a variety of methods for paying tickets, including by mail, phone, or online.
You can set up a payment plan with the court to settle your violation.
The court closes for payments at 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Yes, unless your license has been suspended. Checks should be made payable to 56A District Court. Please include your ticket or case number on the check.
The mailing address for the court is:56A District CourtTraffic Division1045 Independence BoulevardCharlotte, MI 48813
Yes, you can pay online through AllPaid. A fee is added for using this service. Learn more about making payments.
Yes, you can by telephone through GovPayNow at 888-604-7888. You will need pay location code (PLC) number PLC 6701 to use this GovPayNow service. A fee is added for using this service. Find more information about making payments.
To determine how many points are on a violation and for more information regarding your driving record, view license points and record information.
You usually have 10 to 14 days to contact the court regarding your ticket. Check out contact information for the court.
Yes, you can make partial payments by setting up a payment plan.
Re-contact the court every two to three days until you are advised the court does have your traffic violation. Find contact information for the court.
Mondays1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday8:00am to 11:00am
Prior to your arraignment, you will be directed to Public Defenders Office to complete an intake and review the qualifications.
A warrant was issued because you failed to contact or come into court. You will need to appear at the court during business hours along with photo identification.
A warrant for failing to pay may be recalled upon payment made by email, phone, in person or by mail. A warrant for failing to appear requires a personal appearance.
Some violations are waivable. Read details about these types of violations and how to have them waived.
Please contact the court to confirm which documents you need to file and/or your current balance owed to the court.
Some hearings require you be personally present. View a list of these violations.
Jail arraignments are held at the discretion of the court. There is no specific time. They are held throughout the day.
The court is aware of your payment almost immediately, but it may take 48 to 72 hours to process.
Visit the Public Case Search for the Eaton County Trial Courts by Clicking Here.
State law has specific requirements regarding expungements. There is not a limit to the number of misdemeanors you could have set aside in your lifetime. Up to three felonies may be set aside in your lifetime. Certain types of convictions have additional rules about the number of convictions that can be set aside.
Specific details can be found by clicking here.
The process takes approximately 3 to 4 months from the application date to the hearing before the Judge. You may hire an attorney or handle the application yourself.
Please refer to the Michigan State Police for further information on the application to Set Aside or Expungement of criminal history records.