Pretrial Services

Pretrial Services

Pretrial - Felony - Misdemeanor

Program Information

"The mission of Pretrial Services is to uphold pretrial justice through legal and evidence based practices"

Pretrial Services (PTS) is a unit of the Oakland County Community Corrections Division established in 1987 with the primary mission of screening the adult pretrial arrestee population for release suitability in accordance with MCR 6.106. PTS uses the Praxis, a pretrial risk assessment tool, which scores factors that research has shown to be predictive of pretrial misconduct; either failure to appear or re-arrest.  The risk score is used to develop a bail recommendation aimed at mitigating the risk of fail to appear or rearrest.  It is the goal of the unit to maximize the number of defendants that can be safety released into the community while detaining those who pose a risk to public safety.  

In addition to an interview with the defendant prior to their initial court appearance, computerized record checks including District and Circuit Court records, Probate records, Secretary of State, and LEIN are accessed to determine prior convictions and FTAs.  Information obtained during the interview is verified when possible for accuracy. Contact with references, family members, schools, employers, probation / parole agents, and others are pursued by the investigators.

If a defendant is at risk for pretrial misconduct, conditions of release may be recommended and ordered by the court.  A defendant may also be required to report to the Pretrial Services Supervision Unit (see Pretrial Supervision) to ensure compliance with those conditions. 


Most in custody defendants charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense


No cost for Pretrial Services, however, the defendant will be responsible for electronic monitoring fees, the cost of drug and/or alcohol testing fees and/or counseling fees, if imposed.

**Further information can be provided by calling 248-452-2155 or 248-655-1276**

Investigator Contacts


​Pretrial Supervision Unit 248-451.2310
Pretrial Services Administration 248-655-1276
Oakland County Jail Office 248-452-2155
​43rd District Court Ferndale​​ ​248-584-2587
43rd District Court Hazel Park​
45A District Court Berkley​ 248-691-7409​
45B District Court Oak Park 248-691-7409
46th District Court Southfield 248-796-5848
47th District Court Farmington 248-871-2939
50th District Court Pontiac 248-758-3861
51st District Court Waterford 248-674-4655 ext. 5011
52-1 District Court Novi 248-305-6452
52-2 District Court Clarkston 248-625-4888 ext. 251
52-3 District Court Rochester 248-537-3692
52-4 District Court Troy 248-528-8503