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Judge and Prosecutor in Michigan OWI Case

Question: Who will the judge and prosecutor be in my Michigan OWI case?

Answer: The judge and the prosecutor are both going to be determined by the jurisdiction that the stop is made in. Initially, the prosecutor is assigned based on whether it is a city/township case or what they call a state case; those would be county cases where you have an arresting agency, something like a sheriffs department, a state police department, a DNR officer. Otherwise, cases are generally handled by the city prosecutor. If it is a county prosecutor, then that would be supplied by the individual counties themselves. As for the judge, the judge will be assigned in the courts in that jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions only have a single judge; some jurisdictions have multiple judges. How they are assigned is generally on a randomized basis and, depending on which judge you end up with, it is likely that you will remain with that judge throughout your entire process.

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