54B District Court Offers Online Misdemeanor Plea

Do you have a misdemeanor case in East Lansing, Michigan? Make a request to submit your plea online by visiting the court’s online site. If your case is eligible, you can resolve your case entirely online using the 54B District Court’s online case review site.

“Based on the transient population we serve as a college town there may be instances when someone could leave the area and not realize they have an outstanding warrant. The court is offering the ability for people with eligible cases to submit their plea online in order to provide relief and minimize anxiety over possibly being arrested should they come to the court. In addition, it provides convenience including for those former residents who have moved out of town or out of state.”

Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin, 54B District Court

Start Plea Process Online, from Anywhere

People with a misdemeanor may be unable to go to court during business hours due to transportation issues, work commitments, or family concerns. Now, someone with a misdemeanor can start the process online, from anywhere.

Upon receiving online requests, the 54B District Court reviews and determines next steps for individuals. Throughout the plea process, members of the public receive notifications via email and text message with case status updates. Instead of having to travel to a courthouse, members of the public can conveniently access the court 24/7 using their smartphone, tablet, or computer.

National Leader in Online Dispute Resolution

Since June 2015, the 54B District Court has resolved over 4,800 traffic/civil citations, failure to pay warrants, and parking tickets online.

“The 54B District Court is a national leader in online dispute resolution. The addition of online plea further expands access to justice in East Lansing and beyond. Congratulations to Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin, Judge Richard D. Ball, and Court Administrator Nicole Evans.”

MJ Cartwright, Matterhorn CEO

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