88th District Court
The 88th District Court is divided into three divisions: Criminal, Civil and Traffic. The Court has jurisdiction over the following types of cases:
- Civil Suits involving $25,000 or less
- Adult criminal misdemeanor offenses punishable by up to one year imprisonment
- Civil infractions/traffic violations
- Landlord/Tenant disputes such as eviction proceedings
- Small Claims (civil suit involving $6500 or less)
- Land contract forfeitures
In addition, the District Court is responsible for trying adult criminal offenses punishable by up to one year imprisonment. The District Court is also where ALL adult criminal proceedings begin regardless of the nature of the offense. The District Court has jurisdiction to do the following:
- Issue arrest and search warrants
- Set bail and accept bond
- Conduct misdemeanor & felony arraignments
- Preside over preliminary examinations
District Court decisions can generally be appealed to the Circuit Court. A different appeal process applies to informal hearings involving traffic civil infractions.
The Court also is also responsible for conducting and overseeing the 88th District Court Drug and Alcohol Sobriety Court for high risk/high need individuals.
District Court Judges and Magistrates can perform marriage ceremonies.
Hon. Alan M. Curtis, Presiding Judge
Chrissy L. Delekta – Court Administrator/Magistrate
Kimberly Nowak – Court Recorder/Magistrate
Danielle Kollen – Senior Deputy Clerk
Jessica Konarzewski – Deputy Clerk
Sadie Torsch – Deputy Clerk
Amber Wooster – Deputy Clerk
Sue Latuszek – Chief Probation Officer/Specialty Court Coordinator
Tim Marquardt – Probation Officer/Drug Court Case Manager
The 88th District Court is a weapons free court. Please do not bring any weapons to any court appearance or into the County Building. This applies even if you have a concealed weapons permit. You may be subject to a search for weapons.
If you need special accommodations for hearing, sight or disability, please notify the court so that accommodations can be made.
Court staff are not allowed to and cannot give legal advice.