Pretrial - Felony - Misdemeanor
"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**
|Pretrial Supervision Unit
|Pretrial Services Administration
|Oakland County Jail Office
|43rd District Court Ferndale
43rd District Court Hazel Park
|45A District Court Berkley
|45B District Court Oak Park
|46th District Court Southfield
|47th District Court Farmington
|50th District Court Pontiac
|51st District Court Waterford
||248-674-4655 ext. 5011|
|52-1 District Court Novi
|52-2 District Court Clarkston
||248-625-4888 ext. 251|
|52-3 District Court Rochester
|52-4 District Court Troy